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Title IX Explained

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. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment; the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics; and discrimination based on pregnancy. Title IX applies to all Dartmouth 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.”

Title IX applies to all employees (administrators, faculty, staff), not just students, at the College. The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights ensures compliance with Title IX.

Dartmouth College designates the Title IX Coordinator, Allison O'Connell, to coordinate the College's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.

Inquiries or complaints concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the College's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights:

Title IX Coordinator | Clery Act Compliance Officer

Allison Lyng O'Connell, J.D.
Parkhurst Hall, Room 009 
Hanover, NH 03755-3541 
603.646.0922
TitleIX@Dartmouth.edu

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education Boston Office
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Phone: 617.289.0111 | Fax: 617.289.0150 | TDD: 800-537-7697
Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov
Web: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/

 

In addition to the Title IX Coordinator, inquiries involving employees may also be referred to:

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Boston Office
John F. Kennedy Federal Building 4
75 Government Center Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 800.669.4000 | Fax: 617.565.3196 | TTY: 800.669.6820
Web: www.eeoc.org

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights (NHCHR)

2 Chennell Drive, Unit 2
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603.271.2767
Fax: 603.271.6339
E-mail: humanrights@nhsa.state.nh.us
Web: www.nh.gov/hrc/

 

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Last Updated: 8/7/17