It’s that time of year again! Just a friendly reminder that New York colleges and universities must file their Article 129-A and Article 129-B of the Education Law Certification of Compliance with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) on or before July 1, 2017. By signing and submitting the Certification of Compliance with NYSED, each institution confirms that it is in compliance with Article 129-A of the Education Law, which relates to the regulation of conduct on campuses and other college property used for educational purposes, and Article 129-B, which relates to the implementation by colleges and universities of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking prevention and response policies and procedures. Unlike last year, institutions do not have to submit their related policies and procedures to NYSED with their Certifications of Compliance.
To file the Certification of Compliance with NYSED, institutions must use the electronic filing system established by NYSED. The Certification of Compliance form, instructions on submitting the same to NYSED and a link to the filing system can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/Article129ABcert.html.
Please note that the annual aggregate data reports mandated by §6449 of the Education Law are not required to be submitted to NYSED at this time. According to NYSED, information about how and when to submit the aggregate data reports will be provided to institutions as soon as it is available.
If you have any questions or need assistance with meeting the fast approaching July 1 deadline, do not hesitate to contact us.