Title IX

What is Title IX and the "Dear Colleague" letter?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. 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.

The "Dear Colleague" letter states that it is the responsibility of institutions of higher education to "take effective steps to end sexual harassment and sexual violence".

Alfred University's Campus Climate Survey 
Spring 2017

Alfred University's Title IX Grievance Policy

Alfred University's Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF)

Alfred University's Annual Campus Safety & Fire Report (PDF)


Alfred University’s Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy has been adopted to ensure that all students, faculty, staff and guests may work, study, and enjoy the society of the University community without being subjected to discrimination, harassment or any form of non-consensual sexual activity.

Alfred University’s Board of Trustees has entrusted the President of the University with the responsibility to appoint the appropriate personnel to oversee the administration and enforcement of the provision of this policy. The President has appointed the Director of Human Resources to be the Title IX Coordinator and the person responsible for overseeing the administration of this policy. The Title IX Coordinator has appointed the following as Title IX Deputy Coordinators: the Dean of Student Wellbeing for student complaints; the assistant athletic director for student athlete complaints, an assistant professor for faculty complaints, and a Human Resources Generalist for all other employees, vendors and visitors. Mark Guinan, the Director of Human Resources, maintains an office on the campus in Greene Hall, located on Main Street, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802 and may be contacted by phone.

Where to Report

Title IX Coordinator for All Persons
Director of Human Resources
Mark Guinan
Greene Hall
Cell: 607-382-0468

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
Dean of Student Wellbeing
Tamara Kenney
Powell Campus Center

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Amy Button-Ervin
Science Center

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student-Athletes
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Marley Bender
McLane Center

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Staff
Human Resource Generalist
Kayleigh Jones
Greene Hall