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Title IX and Gender-Based Misconduct

What is Title IX and Gender-Based Misconduct?

Title IX is a federal law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or 性. Sexual harassment and 性ual violence are forms of discrimination under Title IX. Along with several other federal and state laws, Title IX Montclair State 大学’s policies and procedures in preventing and addressing these forms of misconduct.

Gender-Based Misconduct is the term Montclair State 大学 uses to describe the range of behaviors that are prohibited under our policies relating to gender, 性, and relationships. It includes non-consensual 性 and 性ual contact, 性ual harassment, 性ual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, 和被人跟踪.

Title IX Information Brochure

How to Report a Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Incident

Montclair State 大学 supports and encourages reporting to address incidents of 性ual assault, 性ual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, 和被人跟踪.

All 员工s who are not Confidential Employees and have received a report of gender-based misconduct, must report it, as appropriate. The Title IX team will determine what steps need to be taken.

Submit A Title IX Report
  • If you have a complaint 反对 a Montclair State 大学 员工 for gender-based misconduct, please either submit a Title IX report 或联系 保罗阿 (见下文).
  • If you have a complaint 反对 a Montclair State 大学 学生 for gender-based misconduct, please either submit a Title IX report 或联系 Yolanda Alvarez (见下文).

Title IX Notice

Montclair State 大学 is committed to eliminating 性ual assault, forms of domestic violence, and 性ual harassment. The 大学’s Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures are adopted to comply with state and federal laws.

Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of 性 or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of 性 or gender in the operation of education programs and activities.  The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of 性 or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 may be referred to the 大学’s Title IX Coordinator (if related to employment) or the 大学’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator (if related to 学生s), or to the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both, at the contact information provided below.


On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidance regarding cross examination during live hearings at postsecondary institutions.

“In accordance with the court’s order, the Department will immediately cease enforcement of the part of § 106.45(b)(6)(i) regarding the prohibition 反对 statements not subject to cross-examination.”

What does this mean for cross examination moving forward?

Montclair State 大学 will cease to enforce the provision of Title IX that prevents a Decision Maker from relying on a party’s statements if that party does not submit to cross-examination. Note: all other parts of 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(6)(i) will remain in effect.

问题 & 联系人

You may review the U.S. Department of Education’s letter in its entirety here. Students and staff may direct questions to:

保罗阿, JD
Director of Institutional Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer
电话: 973-655-2041

Michelle Affinito
Executive Assistant
Office of 大学 Counsel
电话: 973-655-5225

Yolanda Alvarez
Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean of Students
Dean of Students Office
电话:  973-655-7543

Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Main Telephone: 202-453-6914 or 1-800-872-5327 (免费)

Other Resources

You can also report an incident to the following entities: