"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 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all student services and academic programs, including, but not limited to, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, athletics, counseling, grading, discipline and employment.
Sexual harassment, including acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex 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 Right Act of 1964. It is the policy of Gordon College not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs and activities.
Policy on Sexual Misconduct
The College has designated a Title IX Coordinator to monitor institutional policies and practices that promote a non-discriminatory and harassment-free campus environment. 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.
The Title IX Coordinator manages a team that is well-trained and prepared to respond to reports, investigate complaints, provide information and support, and implement the College's Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator, a Deputy Coordinator, or any member of the Title IX Team. Each member of the team is well-trained and prepared to meet with community members who believe sexual harassment or assault has occurred and to ensure that complaints are investigated according to College policy and federal law.
In addition, any person who is aware of an incident of sexual harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct should report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.
For a list of Title IX Team members, including contact information, visit the Title IX Team page.