Title IX Compliance at Binghamton University

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a).

Binghamton University's Title IX policies are consistent with federal requirements and prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender.

Binghamton University Nondiscrimination Notice

Pursuant to Binghamton University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests)may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. Binghamton University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the:

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Officer
Ms. Valerie J Hampton

Who is covered by Title IX?

Binghamton University receives federal financial assistance in many forms, including grants from federal agencies for faculty research. Failing to comply with Title IX or other federal civil rights requirements may result in the termination of all or part of a university's federal funding, including awards for faculty research.

Educational institutions are required to provide women and men in all disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics, comparable resources, support and promotional opportunities.

Title IX's protection is not limited to women, but protects the rights of both women and men. Title IX requires that males and females receive fair and equal treatment in all areas of education, including athletics.

Binghamton University Title IX coordinator

In accordance with Title IX regulations, the college has designated Valerie J. Hampton, chief diversity officer, as Binghamton University's Title IX coordinator. Hampton is responsible for monitoring compliance with these regulations. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of noncompliance, may be directed to her.

Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

Contact information

Valerie J. Hampton, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
Binghamton University, LSG-663
Binghamton, NY 13902
Telephone: 607-777-4775
Fax: 607-777-6949
Email: vhampton@binghamton.edu

The ODEI is located at Library South Ground Floor 663, P.O. Box 6000 Binghamton University, Binghamton NY 13903

Last Updated: 3/27/14