Information for Parents and Families

CUNY is committed to an educational environment where all students have the opportunity to live, learn and work free from sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence.

Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes: sexual assault, such as rape/attempted rape, sodomy, forcible touching and sexual abuse. If of a sexual nature, stalking/cyberstalking and dating domestic and intimate partner violence may also constitute sexual violence.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

All CUNY colleges have a Title IX Coordinator whose responsibilities include guiding students on how to file complaints alleging sexual or gender-based harassment, and/or sexual violence at that campus and responding effectively to these complaints. The Title IX Coordinator, working with other campus officials, will take prompt action to support and protect, to the fullest extent possible, students from further harassment, violence or retaliation.

Anyone – of any gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, citizenship status, race, class or educational level – can suffer from sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The goal of this website is to help you understand what sexual harassment and violence mean and let you know that there are people at Baruch and in the community who can help.

Please see links to the left for additional information on getting help, students’ rights, CUNY policies, and other issues related to campus sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence.

Please note: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) strictly limits the disclosure of a student’s college records without the student’s consent, except in limited circumstances.  See: http://www2.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/page-assets/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/Guidelines-for-implementation-of-the-Student-Records-Access-FERPA.pdf

Please go to Campus Title IX Webpages for key campus contacts.

Getting Immediate Help

If the assault occurred on-campus, students should call Campus Public Safety at (646) 660-6000 or 911.

If the assault occurred off-campus, students should call 911 or go to the local NYPD precinct.  Contacting the police does not require charges to be filed.

The student should get medical attention as soon as possible. Campus Public Safety or the police can help the student get medical care or the student can go on their own to an emergency room.  See: http://www.svfreenyc.org/survivors_emergency.html