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The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley – Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University – affirm that educational communities should be models of equity, civility, and inclusiveness. On our campuses discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and violence of any kind are unacceptable. Together with our community partners, we strive to be institutions and communities where all can learn and flourish. It is imperative that students be able to experience the full benefits of higher education in an atmosphere of respect and support.

Individually and collaboratively, we have policies and procedures in place to educate students and employees about these issues and the consequences for those who violate them, as well as resources for support of victims. We are proud that our own standards exceed the mandates set by state and federal statutes.

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal funds. Sexual violence is one of the most severe forms of gender discrimination. Federal statutes provide institutions with the authority and responsibility to address incidents of sexual assault involving members of the campus community, whether or not they have been reported to law enforcement authorities.

Students are our partners in this effort as well. Through our programs, we empower them to create a culture that sustains affirmative consent and gender equity. Students need to know we support those who come forward and speak out when incidents occur. In our daily work, we have the privilege of witnessing the transformative power that education has on the lives of our students. We are committed to creating and sustaining such an environment.

We want our fellow community members to know that we will be sharing our resources with the wider North Country community to help in fostering a culture of equity, civility, and inclusiveness free from sexual misconduct or violence.

Co-signed:

Anthony G. Collins
President
Clarkson University

Zvi Szafran
President
SUNY Canton

Kristin G. Esterberg
President
SUNY Potsdam

William L. Fox
President
St. Lawrence University

For more information on the Associated Colleges’ Title IX policies and procedures, please visit the following websites:

For Clarkson University:
http://www.clarkson.edu/nondiscrimination/

For St. Lawrence University:
http://www.stlawu.edu/title-ix

For SUNY Canton:
http://www.canton.edu/titleix/

For SUNY Potsdam:
http://www.potsdam.edu/offices/hr/titleix/

Clarkson University

Clarkson is a nationally ranked research university located in Potsdam, New York offering comprehensive programs in business, engineering, arts and sciences and health sciences. As a student-centered institution, Clarkson emphasizes a dynamic collaborative approach to learning through programs that span boundaries across disciplines and outstanding focused research.
www.clarkson.edu

SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton provides an accessible, affordable, high-quality education to students in New York and beyond. With diverse academic programs and a focus on real-world application, our hands-on education SUNY College of Technology at Canton prepares students for successful careers. The College offers 23 bachelor’s degrees, 22 associate degrees, and 7 one-year professional certificate programs. SUNY Canton OnLine offers 8 bachelor’s degrees, and more than 370 courses, fully online, so students can access our outstanding programs from anywhere with internet access. Ranked among the top U.S. Colleges for being military-friendly and environmentally focused, SUNY Canton invests in the potential of each of its students.
www.canton.edu

SUNY Potsdam

The State University of New York at Potsdam prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity and discovery. As an inclusive scholarly community rooted in its historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and leadership in the fine and performing arts, SUNY Potsdam is committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation.
www.potsdam.edu

St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
www.stlawu.edu