Title IX

Title IX


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities (such as housing, athletics, and employment) at universities that receive federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination (further defined on this website) includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. William Paterson University will not tolerate such discrimination.

William Paterson University does not discriminate on the basis of sex against students or applicants for admission, or employees or applicants for employment or in the administration of its policies or in any aspect of its operations. William Paterson University will respond to reported violations of Title IX by protecting the university community, conducting prompt and thorough investigations and providing support to affected parties, whenever necessary.

The University's legal obligation with respect to sexual harassment is to take prompt steps to address both harassment and hostile environment discrimination and if found, eliminate and/or remedy their effects. Sexual harassment and the existence of a hostile environment are to be determined from reasonably objective and subjective viewpoints. The University encourages all community members to report sexual harassment at the earliest opportunity.

William Paterson University has a Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the University's compliance with Title IX and overseeing and/or investigating complaints of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, harassment, discrimination, and other sex-based complaints involving students and University employees and alleged to have taken place on campus or at a University-sponsored event. The Deputy Coordinator is also responsible for investigating complaints that fall under the aforementioned categories. The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing training within the University community related to Title IX and other related state/federal laws/regulations.