Affirmative Action/Title IX

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SUNY Oneonta continues a full commitment to the policy of affirmative action and equal opportunity. It is the policy of SUNY Oneonta 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 SUNY Oneonta 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.

2021 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 2021 University-wide Biennial SUNY Uniform Campus Climate Survey. The Survey gathered information about student and employee experiences with sexual and interpersonal violence and knowledge of policies and resources. 1,545 students and 377 employees completed the survey, for response rates of 24% and 27.2%, respectively. In the survey 37.5 percent of female students, 11.4 percent of male students, and 100 percent of gender non-binary students reported that they were subject to sexual harassment in the prior year. 10.9 percent of female students, 7.9 percent of male students, and 0 percent of gender non-binary students reported that they were subject to sexual assault in the prior year. 81.5 percent of students indicated familiarity with affirmative consent, 58.2 percent indicated that they knew where to report, and 34.4 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 SVP Campus Climate Survey will be administered in Spring 2023. More information about the survey is available at SUNY's Climate Survey Site.

Do you believe you have been a victim of sexual misconduct? Whether or not you reported the incident to SUNY Oneonta, 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 SUNY Oneonta’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 university 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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