Title IX

Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy Statement (Title IX Related)

At Agnes Scott College, we are committed to providing a healthy learning and work environment that is safe and is characterized by mutual trust and respect for all members of our community. We are also invested in providing resources to promote sexual assault awareness, literacy, and prevention; as well as, support to members of our community who experience, encounter, and/or witness behavior that violates the policies and ethics of our institution. To foster this environment, the college has designated and trained a Title IX Team to ensure that all students, faculty, staff, and guests are not being subjected to sexual harassment or misconduct.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Members of the community who believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct or harassment are encouraged to report these incidents, third-party and anonymous reports are also welcomed. Once the incident report has been submitted, the Title IX Coordinator will act accordingly, which may include a notification regarding receipt of report and further instructions on how to proceed. After a thorough investigation of all individuals involved, a decision will be made by the Title IX Investigative Team.

Reports, comments, questions, or concerns should be communicated to:

Title IX Coordinator
Marti Fessenden
Special Counsel to the President
Hopkins Hall 207
Office of the President

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
Karen Gilbert
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Hopkins Hall 214
Human Resources

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Lucero Aradillas
Director of Diversity Education
Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion
Alston Student Center 307
Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion

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