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Title IX Overview 

The College is committed to maintaining safe and healthy learning, living and working environments that are free from all forms of sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation. Consistent with this commitment, the College complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in education programs and activities, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission to or employment in its education programs and activities. 

In December 2014, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved the new Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan (EO Plan), which includes the College's Sexual Violence Policy. The Sexual Violence Policy prohibits all forms of sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation. These behaviors are antithetical to the College's educational mission and are prohibited forms of harassment under Title IX. The College provides educational and prevention programs, services for individuals who have been impacted by discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, and accessible, timely and equitable methods of investigation and resolution of complaints. The Sexual Violence Policy and the Complaint Investigation and Resolution Procedures are intended to comply with Title IX, the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act, including the Campus SaVE Act, the Clery Act, and the guidance documents on Title IX issued by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

Title IX Team

The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities association with the College's compliance obligations pursuant to Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator, together with the members of the Title IX Team, administers the Sexual Violence Policy, monitors the College's responsive actions to ensure that the learning, living and working environments are free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation, and monitors the steps taken to remedy the effects of the misconduct on the complainant(s), including any investigation, resolution or disciplinary proceedings. The Title IX Coordinator also provides information about reporting options and support resources, initiates interim protective measures, evaluates requests for confidentiality, coordinates appropriate accommodations, assists persons in filing complaints with law enforcement (when requested), provides or facilitates training for faculty, staff and students, and may investigate complaints. Anyone with questions, concerns or complaints related to Title IX, sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and retaliation, and/or the Sexual Violence Policy may contact any of the following members of the Title IX Team.

 

Courtney Wilson
Director/Title IX Coordinator
Kennedy Building, 2nd Floor, Room 245
Phone: 617/879-7751, Email: cwilson24@massart.edu

Maureen Keefe
Vice President of Student Development / Deputy Title IX Coordinator (student complaints)
Kennedy Building, 2nd Floor, Room 237
Phone: 617/879-7705, Email: mkeefe@massart.edu

Jamie Costello
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students and Multicultural Affairs/Deputy Title IX Coordinator (student complaints)
Kennedy Building, 2nd Floor, Room 230
Phone: 617/879-7703, Email: jamie.costello@massart.edu 

Velda McRae-Yates
Executive Director of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator (employee complaints)
Tower Building, 8th Floor, Room 806
Phone:  617/879-7906, Email: vmcrae-yates@massart.edu 

Kathryn Oram
Director of Benefits and Payroll/Deputy Title IX Coordinator (employee complaints)
Tower Building, 8th Floor, Room 806
Phone:  617/879-7908, Email: koram@massart.edu

The Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan, which contains the Sexual Violence Policy and the related Complaint Investigation and Resolution Procedures,  is located here

 

 

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