"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
—Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972
Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, athletics, counseling, grading, discipline, and employment.
Sexual Harassment, including sexual assault, is a form of discrimination that is illegal under both federal and Massachusetts state law, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Gordon College policy prohibits discrimination, including sexual harassment.
List of General Policies
The College has designated three individuals to monitor institutional policies and practices that promote a non-discriminatory and harassment-free campus environment.
Title IX Coordinator
Nancy Anderson, Director of Human Resources
Office: Emery 107
CSD Title IX Officer
Heidi Forget, Counselor
Office: Hilton House L02
Athletics Title IX Officer
Julie Brown, Head Coach Women's Basketball/Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator
Each of the above has full authority to meet with students who believe sexual harassment or assault has occurred, and to ensure that complaints are investigated according to College policy and federal law.
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible to oversee Title IX compliance efforts in the development, implementation, and monitoring of policy, including the coordination of record keeping and training for all students and employees.