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

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 institution has appointed a Title IX Investigative Team to ensure that all students, faculty, staff, and guests are not being subjected to sexual harassment or misconduct.

Sexual Misconduct includes any non-consensual conduct of a sexual nature; sexually exploitative behavior; and, sexual harassment. It is not possible for a person to give consent if incapacitated by drugs, alcohol, or other physical or mental impairment; or if they have been threatened or coerced into giving their consent; or if the person is under the age of 16.

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
mfessenden@agnesscott.edu
404.471.6547
Hopkins Hall 207
Office of the President

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
Karen Gilbert

Associate Vice President for Human Resources
kgilbert@agnesscott.edu
404.471.6435
Hopkins Hall 214
Human Resources

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Karen Goff

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
kgoff@agnesscott.edu
404.471.6449
Main 100
Dean of Students



You may also contact:

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
www.ed.gov or www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/index.html