Title IX Compliance
Title IX of the Educations Amendments of 1972 addresses gender discrimination and sexual harassment in educational institution programs. It provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives Federal Financial assistance. Specific obligations are set forth at, 34 C.F.R. § 106.31(b), including a recipient's obligation to ensure that its students are not denied or limited in their ability to participate in or benefit from the recipient's programs or activities on the basis of sex. Certain educational institutions are exempted in Subpart B of the Amendments.
Sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as sexual assault or acts of sexual violence. Sexual harassment of a student can deny or limit, on the basis of sex, the student's ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the school's program.
Title IX Coordinator:
- Georgiana Melendez, Interim Chief Diversity Officer [Georgianna.Melendez@umb.edu]
Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities:
The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for the coordination of the Campus Title IX compliance efforts. The Title IX coordinator:
- Implements and monitors the Title IX process including
o Investigation of and disposition of complaints
o Provision of educational materials
o Training for campus community