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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
Assistant Vice President for Legal Affairs & Title IX Coordinator
1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
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

Christopher Lynett
Director of Web and Electronic Marketing
Hamel House

Diane Parker
Assoc. Vice President, Administration & Operations
152 Grove Street

Karin Raye
Assistant Professor
Violence Prevention and Education Specialist
70 Maple Street, # 2

Kristy Walter
Athletic Director
Athletic Center