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Under Title IX, a responsible employee is a University employee who has a duty to report potential Title IX violations/incidents to the Title IX Coordinator.

At SUNY Fredonia, responsible employees are called mandated reporters. All faculty and staff, with the exception of the Health Center and the Counseling Center, are considered mandated reporters and are required under Title IX to report any potential Title IX violations to the Title IX coordinator.

To submit a report as a mandated reporter, please use this secure form:


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or in activities that receive federal funding.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault.

On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that provided further guidelines for colleges and universities regarding their Title IX policies and processes. These new federal guidelines went into effect on August 14, 2020.  A Summary of Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rule is also available. At the request of the survivor, instances of sexual violence that do not fall under the Title IX guidelines will still be investigated by the University under the University's Code of Conduct.

Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules requires the sharing of “All materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient must make these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public.” The State University of New York at Fredonia is a member of SUNY's Student Conduct Institute (SCI), and individuals who are required to receive training must complete SCI trainings prior to investigating and hearing cases. 

Dr. Vicki T. Sapp, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator/ADA Compliance Officer

  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2121 Fenton Hall State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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