Nondiscrimination, Sexual Harassment (Title IX) and Sexual Misconduct Policy Statement

Agnes Scott College is committed to providing a healthy learning and work environment that is safe and characterized by mutual trust and respect for all members of our community. This commitment, as well as the college’s obligations under federal law, means that the college will not tolerate discrimination against or harassment of any individual or group based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or veteran status or any other prohibited factor under law.

Federal and State Civil Rights laws protect individuals from discrimination based upon all protected classes. Additionally, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals 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 discrimination, harassment, including sexual misconduct or harassment, are encouraged to report these incidents. Third-party and anonymous reports are also welcome. Once the report has been submitted, the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion or the Title IX Coordinator will act accordingly, which will include a notification regarding receipt of report and further guidance on how the matter will proceed. After a thorough Initial Assessment of early information for the individuals involved, a decision will be made on whether a potential violation has occurred, whether the parties may resolve the matter informally, or whether a formal investigation is warranted.

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

Bias Concerns 
Yves-Rose Porcena
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion 

Title IX Coordinator
Marti Fessenden

Special Counsel to the President

Acting Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
Marti Fessenden
Special Counsel to the President

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Lucero Rodriguez

Director of Diversity Education 
Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion

You may also contact:

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 or