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Title IX Explained

What is Title IX?  In April, 2011 the Office of Civil Rights issued a "Dear Colleague" letter (DCL) explaining to schools, colleges, and universities their obligations, under Title IX, to take immediate and effective steps to eliminate sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Whether it be on-campus, off-campus, in transit, or at other sponsored locations, Title IX prohibits the following in our education programs and activities:

  • Sex-based discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence
  • All forms of sexual misconduct
  • Gender-based harassment including:  verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex
  • Discriminatory sex stereotyping

Jennifer OKeeffe 
Eager House
Available during regular office hours; she coordinates prompt and equitable responses to reports of sexual misconduct by eliminating the misconduct, preventing its recurrence and addressing the effects.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Available during regular office hours

  • Diane Austin (Student Affairs) 617-243-2256
  • Diane Parker (Business Office) 617-243-2137
  • Christopher Lynett (Enrollment Management) 617-243-2211
  • Helen Santos (Academic Affairs) 617-243-2127
  • Kristy Walters (Athletics) 617-243-2147