“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 Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.
Title IX requires the University to respond and take action to address sex-based discrimination and harassment complaints. This includes sexual misconduct complaints related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. As such, the University will:
The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator to coordinate the University’s efforts to comply with Title IX and implement the University’s responsibilities under Title IX.
Meet The University’s Title IX Coordinator:
Emily Ralph, J.D., LMSW
Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
(Responds to student complaints in Title IX Coordinator’s absence)
Director of Residence Life for Student Engagement
Incidents of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct (to include sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Report an incident via our report form, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any information regarding an incident of sexual misconduct that is shared with a Drew employee is required to be reported to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
Certain individuals within the University community maintain a professional status (e.g. health care providers and counselors) which require them to keep information shared with them confidential. As such, any information reported to these individuals relative to incidents of sexual misconduct will not be shared with anyone else and will remain confidential unless there is an imminent threat to health or safety or other legal basis for disclosure (e.g. suspected child abuse) or you provide permission for the information to be shared.
The confidential reporting sites on campus are:
If you report the incident to a Drew University employee who is not a confidential reporting source, please know that the information you share must be reported to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
Complaints of sexual misconduct involving students can be investigated by the following offices:
Dean of students
Complaints of sexual misconduct involving faculty or staff will be responded to by the Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Investigator located in EC 133 at 973-408-3635.
Any individual who has experienced an incident of sexual misconduct may file a criminal complaint by contacting the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3000 or by calling 911. An individual has the right to proceed simultaneously with a criminal complaint and an internal University complaint.
Additional information about the Title IX investigation process, your rights, and available resources is available below: