Buffalo State University Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedure
SUNY Buffalo State University (“Buffalo State”) is committed to maintaining a learning and workplace environment free from sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination. In its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, Buffalo State has adopted this complaint procedure for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of allegations of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Harassment on the basis of the above-protected categories is one form of unlawful discrimination. Buffalo State will take steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and harassment, and to remedy its discriminatory effects on the victim(s) and others, if appropriate. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual and interpersonal violence and may be addressed under this policy or the campus’ Title IX policy, depending on whether the alleged conduct meets the definition found at 34 CFR § 106.30. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint serves as a witness, or assists or participates in any manner in this procedure is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.
Additional Administrative Policies
Buffalo State University's Chosen Name Policy
Buffalo State is an inclusive community that values respect for diversity, and individual differences. We recognize that an individual’s chosen name may not always correspond with their legal name and that it can be an important aspect of their identity. As such, we support the use of an individual’s chosen name in situations where a legal name is not required.
Buffalo State’s chosen-name policy allows an individual to request that their chosen name be displayed in most Buffalo State systems. Please note, there are instances where a legal name is required, and Buffalo State will not be able to substitute your chosen name. Also, note that at this time we can only recognize chosen first names, legal last names will still be used.
How do I request a change to a chosen name?
Students: A request can be submitted to the registrar's office utilizing the Name Change Form.
Employees: Please see human resources to fill out Employee Name Change form.