We should not be held back from pursuing our full talents, from contributing what we could contribute to the society, because we fit into a certain mold ― because we belong to a group that historically has been the object of discrimination.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice
The Equity Office and Title IX facilitates the community's compliance with the following policies and procedures. To help you understand your options and rights, we have also created simplified versions of our reporting and investigation procedures.
Definitions of covered misconduct are provided in the policies. However, our office addresses even climate concerns, which are those instances of inappropriate conduct which may not rise to the level of a policy violation, but which nonetheless compromise the collegiality and inclusiveness of our community environment. When left to fester, climate concerns often develop into bigger problems and actual violations. We encourage you to come and talk with us about your options if you feel concerned about any treatment you or someone else is experiencing.
The Equity and Title IX Office offers foreign language translation and assistance services, including for policy materials, trainings, and meetings, as needed, to ensure all community members understand their rights and options to get their concerns addressed. Key languages covered are Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
We provide, upon request, information about professional development training for personnel involved in the Procedures for Complaints of Sex- and Gender-Based Misconduct Under Title IX.