Title IX Scale Back @ SUNY

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the State University of New York of New York.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

-Directives, internal memos, and/or any other guidelines on scaling back Title IX initiatives at SUNY campuses after Betsy DeVos announced plans to do so: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/09/devos-announces-rollback-of-campus-sexual-assault-rules.html

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: State University of New York

Hello Ms. Nason,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your FOIL request to the State University of New York.

We are in the process of reviewing your correspondence and will be back to you within 20 business days regarding our response.

Thank you.

Holly Liapis
SUNY Records Access Officer

From: State University of New York

Ms. Nason,

The State University of New York has no "Directives, internal memos, and/or any other guidelines on scaling back Title IX initiatives at SUNY campuses" because there are no plans to scale back Title IX and related initiatives and there has been no discussion of scaling back the University's initiatives. Quite the opposite, SUNY and its campuses have been investing in new and cutting-edge initiatives to respond to and prevent sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment on campus and in the community.

This includes our expanded SAVR resource (http://response.suny.edu), the nation's most comprehensive anonymous website of every on and off campus resource, searchable by campus, zip code, or map location; our efforts to make policies more accessible by translating key documents into 120 written languages and American Sign Language; our SPARC online training that provides colleges with free tools to train students, faculty, and staff in violence prevention; our SUNY's Got Your Back program that, since 2016, has provided more than 22,000 comfort bags to victims and survivors of violence at hospitals, rape crisis programs and domestic violence shelters across the State of New York; our webinar series providing in-depth training to professionals across the country at no cost; and our live training series which every year trains thousands of campus and community professionals in compliance, response, and prevention.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so by sending a FOIL appeal letter within thirty (30) days to:
Kellie Dupuis
SUNY FOIL Appeals Officer
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Holly Liapis
SUNY Records Access Officer


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