What does the Title IX Office do?

The Title IX Office ensures that the College complies with state and federal laws including Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in schools, including sexual harassment and violence.  Some of the responsibilities of the Title IX Office are:

  • Speaking with students, faculty, and staff members to address reports of sex discrimination in all forms. Types of discrimination that fall under Title IX include:
    • sexual harassment including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking 
    • discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender or sexual orientation 
  • Providing support to complainants, respondents, and witnesses, regardless of whether a formal complaint is made:
    • Complainant: any student, staff member, or faculty member who makes a report to the Title IX Office
    • Respondent: Those person(s) accused of misconduct
    • Witness:  The people who assist in investigations and hearings by sharing information about the incident
  • Taking reports and consulting with reporting parties about the options for addressing the harm they’ve experienced
  • Managing the process when there is a formal complaint filed
  • Training the campus community about prohibited conduct, available support, reporting, and the process