Title IX


The Office of Title IX Coordination is located in Gahagen House.

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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 defines and ensures gender equity in education. The law prohibits all forms of sex or gender-based discrimination in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. Title IX applies to all Bard educational programs or activities, including sponsored off-campus programs.

Title IX states: “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.”


Bard Campus

BRAVE 24/7 Counselors (Ask for BRAVE): 845-758-7777

EAP (Employee Assistance Program): 800-272-7255

Off Campus Dutchess County

Rape Crisis Center: 845-452-7272

Domestic Violence Services: 845-485-5550

National Hotlines

LGBTQ Antiviolence Project: 212-714-1141

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network): 800-656-4673 (HOPE)     

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Questions? Contact us.

Students, employees, or visitors who have questions about policies, grievance procedures, and individual rights or would like to report an alleged incident of gender-based misconduct,  can contact the Office of Title IX Coordination for support:

Title IX Coordinator:
Tamara Ellis Stafford
For any report or inquiry concerning gender inequity in college activities or programming or gender-based misconduct involving the Bard Community

Dean of Campus Safety and Operations & Title IX Administrative Supervisor
Gretchen Perry
For any report of gender inequity or gender-based misconduct involving the Title IX Coordinator