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Internal Complaint Process

For SUNY Upstate students, employees, and individuals that participate in University sponsored programs or affiliated activities.

Complaint Process and Procedure for Investigating Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, and/or Sexual Violence

The SUNY Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate) does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era in all aspects of employment, student admissions and student life, as specified by law.

In responding to complaints of discrimination, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will:

  • take appropriate action to provide appropriate remedies when necessary
  • handle complaints on a case-by-case basis
  • protect the privacy of all those involved to the fullest extent possible

In accordance with existing policies and laws, every effort will be made to protect the privacy of all individuals throughout all phases of the complaint investigation and resolution process. Information about complaints will be maintained in confidence to the fullest extent possible. Additionally, Federal law prohibits retaliation. Adverse action against any individual who files a complaint, or assists or participates in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing is against the law.

The Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer is available to discuss alleged incidents or problems associated with discrimination. To resolve issues through the internal process, individuals may inquire about their options or they may choose to file a written complaint.


Resolving Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Complaints

Resolving Workplace Concerns

All concerns/complaints of discrimination on the basis of sex, (including sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence) must be reported.

The Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer can be reached at 464-5234, Room 711, Jacobsen Hall, 175 Elizabeth Blackwell St.


In order to have questions answered relating to discrimination concerns or to arrange an appointment, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (315) 464-5234.