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Title IX Coordinator

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”

20 U.S.C. § 1681

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions, like the University of Rochester, that receive federal financial assistance.

The University of Rochester is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex and provides many resources to students, faculty and staff members to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual assault and misconduct.

Morgan Levy is Title IX Coordinator and Manager of University Student Services Coordination. She oversees  and provides leadership for the administrators who carry out investigations, compliance-related responsibilities and reportingYou can reach her by calling 585-275-7814 or via e-mail at Morgan.Levy@rochester.edu.

When should I contact the Title IX Coordinator?

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant for admission for education who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual assault or misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX coordinator.

Contact the coordinator if you:

  • Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual assault or misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a University investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation that indirectly affected you;
  • Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about UR’s policies and procedures.

Confidentiality

Conversations with the coordinator are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the University needs to take action for reasons of community safety. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration.