Title IX.


Title IX Office and Resources

What is Title IX?

Download the Title IX Poster

“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:

  • Initiate fact finding into what happened.
  • Implement interim measures during the fact finding process to prevent the potential of any further discrimination or harassment.
  • Take appropriate steps to resolve the matter in an effort to eliminate the discrimination/harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

Title IX Coordinator

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
EC 133

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Stephanie Pelham
(Responds to student complaints in Title IX Coordinator’s absence)
Director of Residence Life for Student Engagement 

Reporting Title IX Incidents

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 eralph@drew.edu.

Responsible Employees

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.

Confidential Reporting

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:

  • Health Services: 973-408-3414
  • McClintock Center for Counseling: 973-408-3398

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.

Investigating Title IX Complaints

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.

Criminal Complaint/Investigation

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

Additional information about the Title IX investigation process, your rights, and available resources is available below: