You may report an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence anonymously or confidentially.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.
The College's Title IX Coordinator:
- Develops, oversees, and maintains processes for receiving all Title IX complaints and reports of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and related allegations of misconduct. Keeps parties apprised of the status of complaints. Ensures investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, confidential, and impartial.
- Works to strengthen the culture that supports a safe and respectful learning, working, and living environment on campus.
- Coordinates training programs for students, faculty, and staff, related to federal requirements for Title IX, Clery Act, the Campus Save Act, and the Violence Against Women Amendment (VAWA).
- Implements mandatory programming for all new hire employees and incoming undergraduate and graduate students.
- Provides ongoing consultation with the college’s stakeholders regarding Title IX requirements, compliance, and grievance resolution.
- Works collaboratively with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s) to ensure informed and consistent communication in policy implementation, and provide oversight of investigations and grievance procedures.
College's Title IX Coordinator is Toya Camacho (413) 597-3301 or [email protected].
The College also has three Deputy Title IX Coordinators, who serve as key resources for faculty, staff, and students who have experienced sexual misconduct or other forms of harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex:
- Gretchen Long, Dean of the College (597-2044) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Danielle Gonzalez, Chief Human Resources Officer (597-2058) or email@example.com
- Laura Shore-Sheppard, Dean of the Faculty (597-2226) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice: If you have difficulty accessing any portions of this website with adaptive technology or because of a disability, don't hesitate to contact the Title IX Coordinator, Toya Camacho at 413-597-3301 or by email at [email protected].
Title IX Resources
- FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of Education’s 2022 Proposed Amendments to its Title IX Regulations
- Pregnancy Resources
- U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule (effective August 14, 2020)
- U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview
- Summary of Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rule
- Fact Sheet: Final Title IX Regulation
- U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- Office for Civil Rights: The Office for Civil Rights’ mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Resources
- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013)
- Office on Violence Against Women: The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.