All students are required to complete the online educational training module on the topic of Sexual Misconduct Prevention no later than September 15, 2021.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that protects all Rensselaer students from discrimination or harassment based on sex or gender.
In August 2020, new regulations for the implementation of Title IX on college campuses went into effect. Those regulations are enforced by the United States Department of Education. Accordingly, Rensselaer issued a new Sexual Misconduct Policy, making procedural changes in compliance with the new regulations.
The Rensselaer community has always expected its members to treat one another with the utmost dignity and respect, and to conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity. Those expectations have not changed. Although the regulations provide a new, more limited definition of sexual harassment under Title IX (conduct on campus or within Rensselaer’s control that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal access to educational programming), New York State law and Rensselaer policy still prohibit the same wider array of behaviors (unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature or based on sex that rises above the level of a petty slight or trivial inconvenience). Sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking are still strictly prohibited in all forms.
In order to ensure that all students are aware of the provisions of the new regulations and policy, and to remind us all of the expectations of conduct we have for ourselves and of one another, Rensselaer offers a Sexual Misconduct Prevention module via the online training platform, Percipio.
To take the course, or to confirm that you have already done so, please log into your Percipio account and select “Compliance” from the profile drop-down menu at the upper right corner of the main screen.
To view Rensselaer’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, visit sexualviolence.rpi.edu. This website also contains an FAQ section regarding the new regulations and information on reporting sexual misconduct and accessing supportive resources.