Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs.

How does it relate to sexual harassment and assault?

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault. Sexual harassment can qualify as discrimination under Title IX if it is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit. Because of this, the Title IX Officer is a campus resource who can assist you in continuing in your educational pursuits following an assault.

If you are the survivor of sexual harassment or sexual violence, you have the right to seek assistance from the Title IX Coordinator.
The Title IX Coordinator is Grace Blunt, Director of Human Resources (508-767-71712).  She can walk you through your rights under Title IX and answer any questions you may have.