If you are in a dangerous situation and/or you need immediate assistance, call 911 or HWS Campus Safety at 315-781-3333
Spring 2021 Update: Title IX Office staff are currently working remotely and in the office. We are available during our normal operating hours of Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are available by phone at 315-781-3922 (please leave a voicemail with your contact information) by email at email@example.com, and through virtual meetings via Zoom. For immediate assistance please call HWS Campus Safety at 315-781-3333. All reporting options, except for reporting in-person, remain the same.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits colleges and universities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX provides:
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. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C §1681, et seq.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to fostering a welcoming, safe, non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for all members of the HWS community. The Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance provides prevention and education programming, and receives reports and complaints of sexual misconduct. We work with all involved parties to connect to support services on and off campus, and oversee a fair and compliant grievance process per the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy.