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  • Title IX

  • The New School is committed to maintaining a living, learning, and work environment free of harassment, discrimination, and sexual and related misconduct. View the University Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, Prohibited Relationships, and Title IX and Non-Title IX Sexual Harassment and Misconduct.

    What Is Title IX?

    Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational institutions receiving federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education enforces Title IX and defines discrimination on the basis of sex to include sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender-based relationship violence and stalking.  

    The New School prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex and gender in all education programs and activities of the university and in employment and admissions. The New School also prohibits discrimination and harassment based on all protected classes recognized in federal, state, and local laws.

    In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued updated Title IX regulations that provide a specific definition of sexual harassment, a framework for responding to reports of this conduct, and a grievance process that must be followed. See New Procedures for Title IX Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Cases. For a more detailed explanation of the new laws, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

    What Is Non–Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Misconduct?

    Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and related misconduct that falls outside the scope and definition of the new Title IX laws will be handled under the procedures outlined in the University Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, Prohibited Relationships, and Title IX and Non-Title IX Sexual Harassment and Misconduct. (pages 1-33)

    See the attached employee case flow chart and student case flow chart.

    Harassment and Discrimination

    Allegations of harassment or discrimination based on protected classes recognized under federal, state, and local laws are handled under the University Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, Prohibited Relationships, and Title IX and Non-Title IX Harassment and Misconduct.

    How to Report

    To report an incident of sexual harassment or related misconduct or other discrimination or harassment, please contact the following individuals.

    For Cases Involving Students:

    Cassita Charles-Bowie
    Student Title IX Investigator
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    646.909.4088
    charlesc@newschool.edu
    titleixcoordinator@newschool.edu

    For Cases Involving Faculty or Staff:

    Rhonnie Jaus
    Vice President for Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
    80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    jausr@newschool.edu
    titleixcoordinator@newschool.edu

    Faculty and staff can also report incidents of harassment, discrimination, or violation of Title IX by using the online complaint form.

    Reports can be made anonymously.

    What happens after you report?

    After a report is made, an investigation will be commenced pursuant to University Policy.

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