Compliance with Education Law Article 129-A and Article 129-B
- Annual Certificates of Compliance with Article 129-A and Article 129-B and Submission of Written Rules and Polices Adopted as Required by Article 129-B
The Department has developed an electronic process for the submission and recording of the required annual certificates of compliance and the written rules and policies.
Please read all of the following information carefully before proceeding to the electronic submission system – you may want to print this information to have as a reference when you are submitting your documents in the electronic system.
All certificates and documents must be submitted through the electronic process – hard copy documents and documents submitted via email to the Office of College and University Evaluation will not be accepted or recorded as received.
Please go to the following Web page...
...to submit your compliance certification form and written rule and policy documents.
Once you submit your files please keep the confirmation email that you will receive in case you need to edit your submission. There is an edit submission link in the email.
Because the URLs for this system are new, a security check may appear first. On most web browsers, either click on proceed to the page anyway or click on advanced and create an exception to let you go to the page.
Please note that only the specific written rules and policies identified at the above link should be submitted. Please do not submit copies of MOUs, rosters of training sessions, etc. Those are documents that should be retained by the institution as evidence of compliance with the requirements of Article 129-B and provided, upon request, as part of compliance monitoring or auditing.
If you have questions related to the electronic submission process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Article 129-B Guidance Document (June 2, 2016)
This guidance document (210 KB) is joint guidance of the State Education Department and the New York State Office of Campus Safety. It is intended to assist colleges and universities in complying with Education Law Article129-B, as added by Chapter 76 of the Laws of 2015, relating to the establishment of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking prevention and response policies and procedures. Article 129-B includes §§ 6439-6449 of the Education Law.
As we receive additional comments and suggestions, we will work with the four higher education sectors, the Governor, and Legislature to make changes to the guidance as needed to ensure that the intent of the law is met.
- Additional Questions on Article 129-B (October 14, 2016)
The State Education Department received additional questions (205 KB) about the “Enough is Enough” Statute (Chapter 76 of the Laws of 2015, Education Law Article 129-B) after the Guidance Document was finalized and posted on the Department’s website.
Please note that the purpose of this Q&A is to provide guidance to the field relating to implementation of Article 129-B of the Education Law. This document does not constitute legal advice. To the extent any of the answers in this document conflict with federal or State law and/or regulations, the provisions of the applicable law/regulation shall prevail.
- Annual Aggregate Data Reports
The annual aggregate data reports required under §6449 are not required to be submitted at this time.
Information about how and when to submit the aggregate data reports will be provided as soon as it is available.
- Search the Laws of New York to access the text of Education Law--Articles 129-A and 129-B.