What Is Title IX?
The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions is Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965). This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act was also amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 ("Title IX").
The law states that "no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." The amendment in 1987 expanded the definition of program or activity to include all the operations of an educational institution, governmental entity, or private employer that receives federal funds.
Bard College is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and respectful living, learning, and working environment or all members of its community. Gender-Based Misconduct, including exploitation and any nonconsensual sexual act or behavior, is incompatible with the values and standards of our campus community. Reports of behavior that involves gender-based misconduct against any member of the campus community, including visitors, will be investigated and addressed in a timely manner in order to ensure the safety and well being of both the individuals involved and the larger Bard community.
Students, faculty, or staff who have questions about policies, grievance procedures, and individuals rights or would like to report an alleged incident of gender-based misconduct, can contact the following individuals for support:Title IX Coordinator:
Tamara Ellis Stafford
email@example.com For any report or inquiry concerning gender inequity in college activities or programming or gender-based misconduct involving the Bard Community
Dean of Campus Life
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor reports or inquiries of gender inequity or gender-based misconduct concerning students and visitors
Director of Human Resources
email@example.comFor reports or inquiries of gender inequity or gender-based misconduct concerning faculty, staff, and outside contractors
Director of Athletics
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor reports or inquiries of gender inequity or gender-based misconduct involving athletics
Submitting an Inquiry or Filing a Complaint
The Title IX Coordinator Tamara Ellis Stafford (email@example.com
or 845-758-7542) is available to assist with any questions or concerns. You can also submit a complaint online. Please note that it will take at least one to two business days to review and process any report submitted electronically.