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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX Compliance

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX Compliance

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment in which no member of the Rensselaer community is, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic information, genetic predisposition, domestic violence victim status, familial status, relationship with or association with member(s) of a protected class, legal use of tobacco products if this use occurs off premises, or any other basis prohibited by law, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination and/or discriminatory harassment in any Institute program or activity. Discrimination and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking, are forms of illegal discrimination and discriminatory harassment in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit as a leader, faculty, staff, or student from the Institute’s programs or activities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities for all members of the campus community. Our commitment to non-discrimination and equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment and academic relationships including but not limited to the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of leaders, faculty, and staff, and the operation of any programs and activities of Rensselaer as specified by Institute policy, federal and state laws, and relevant regulations.

Information about the Institute’s Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures can be obtained by visiting https://sexualviolence.rpi.edu/

Leaders, faculty, staff, and students who wish to report incidents of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and/or sexual misconduct can file complaints, including anonymous complaints on the aforementioned website. Leaders, faculty, staff, and students can also obtain information or file complaints with one of the Institute’s Title IX Coordinators or the Department of Public Safety. The Institute’s Title IX Coordinators and Department of Public Safety can be contacted as indicated below:

  • Larry Hardy, hardyL2@rpi.edu, (518) 276-3065;
  • Elizabeth Brown-Goyette, browne8@rpi.edu, (518) 276-4093;
  • Jacquelyn Turner, creecj@rpi.edu, (518) 276-3980; or
  • Rensselaer’s Department of Public Safety, (518) 276-6611. The Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Title IX Coordinators of Rensselaer are located in the Division of Human Resources, Gurley Building, 2nd Floor, at 21 Union Street, in downtown Troy, New York.

Rensselaer values and respects the diversity of its leaders, faculty, staff, and students. As a community of learning and research, our success is based on the trust, respect, and dignity of all its members. As such, the Institute expects high standards of personal behavior and responsibility from its leaders, faculty, staff, and students. With these values as its foundation, and in recognition of the dignity and worth of all members of the campus community, incidents of such behavior will not be tolerated. Every member of the Rensselaer community (including leaders, faculty, staff, students, or third parties) is responsible for ensuring that incidents of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and/or sexual misconduct do not occur, and should they occur, assume the responsibility for reporting them.