Prohibition on Retaliation

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No individual will be penalized or retaliated against in any way for his or her participation in the Gender-Based Misconduct investigation or disciplinary process.

Retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity because of their participation in that protected activity. Retaliation against an individual alleging Gender-Based Misconduct, supporting a party bringing an allegation, or assisting in providing information relevant to a claim of Gender-Based Misconduct is a serious violation of NYIT policy and will be treated as another possible instance of misconduct. By definition, retaliation does not apply to a responding party, however other Code of Conduct violations may be applicable. Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately to the Title IX Coordinator and will be promptly investigated. NYIT is prepared to take appropriate steps to protect individuals who fear that they may be subjected to retaliation.