Affirmative Action/Title IX

Fitzelle and Students in the Quad

SUNY Oneonta continues a full commitment to the policy of affirmative action and equal opportunity. It is the policy of our college to provide equal employment and educational opportunity for all qualified people without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or veteran status. It is also the policy of the college to foster a welcoming and safe learning, working, and living environment where employees, students, and guests are free from harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator (AAO) is charged with assuring compliance with state and federal requirements for equal employment opportunity, as well as for equal educational opportunity and compliance with Title IX. This includes acting as a resource for students and employees who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, or stalking.

You are welcome to contact or visit the Affirmative Action Office to speak with the AAO about any questions or concerns you have regarding these issues. If this is an emergency, immediately contact University Police at x3550.

COVID-19 Update: The Affirmative Action/ Title IX Office will continue to provide all of the same services to students and employees throughout the period of any disruption caused by the novel coronavirus. Civil rights protections under the law and SUNY policies extend to members of our college community even while they are working or learning remotely or virtually. Beginning March 18, 2020, staff will not be physically present in the office during regular operating hours. But the AAO/TIXC may be reached by email at A voicemail may also be left at 607-436-2835. All calls and emails will be returned in a timely manner.

2019 Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Climate Survey

Consistent with New York State Education Law 129-B and policies of The State University of New York, SUNY Oneonta participated in the 2019 University-wide Biennial SUNY Uniform Campus Climate Survey. The Survey gathered information about student and employee experience with sexual and interpersonal violence and knowledge of policies and resources. 867 students and 379 employees completed the survey, for response rates of 14.2% and 27%, respectively. In the survey 57 percent of female students, 26 percent of male students, and 50 percent of Gender Non-Binary students reported that they were subject to sexual harassment in the prior year. 46 percent of female students, 19 percent of male students, and 0 percent of Gender Non-Binary students reported that they were subject to sexual assault in the prior year. 84 percent of students indicated familiarity with affirmative consent, 65 percent indicated that they knew where to report, and 35 percent could identify the Title IX Coordinator. SUNY Oneonta, working with SUNY and community colleagues (including students, faculty, and staff), will use these data to improve response to violence, develop prevention programs, and will continue to study the issue. The next Climate Survey will be administered in the Spring Semester of 2021. More information about the Survey is available at

Do you believe you have been a victim of sexual misconduct? Whether or not you reported the incident to the college, we’d like your opinion on how we can improve the effectiveness of our campus policies and procedures that address sexual misconduct. This request for feedback is part of the college’s continuing efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for all students and employees. Please share your suggestions and/or feedback by making an appointment with our Title IX Coordinator, Andrew Stammel (135 Netzer Administration Building, x2835 or x 2830) or by sending your feedback via email at

Nondiscrimination Policy

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated
against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law.

These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to SUNY Oneonta’s Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Andrew Stammel, at 135 Netzer Administration Building; 607-436-2835; Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email

Diversity Education Program Request

Please use this form to request a diversity education program/session/workshop. The Office of Equity and Inclusion responds to all requests and will get back to you in a reasonable time frame to discuss additional details related to your request. Sessions are tailored to your group's needs so requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance to allow for adequate consultation and planning. Thank you.

Andrew D. Stammel


Andrew D. Stammel
Affirmative Action Officer/ Title IX Coordinator
135 Netzer Administration Building

Andrew joined the college in 2012, coming from private practice as an attorney. The AAO/TIXC is a civil rights resource for all of our students and employees and works to ensure the campus is a welcoming and inclusive one, where all members of the community are safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please call, email, or drop by. The AA Office is a safe and private resource on campus and you may bring a friend or advisor along with you. 

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