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Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

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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 of the Education Amendments of 1972

Though most notable for advancing equity in girls and women's sports, Title IX provides federal civil rights that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Recruitment, Admissions, and Counseling
  • Financial Assistance
  • Athletics
    • Student Interests and Abilities
    • Athletic Benefits and Opportunities
    • Athletic Financial Assistance
  • Sex-Based Harassment
  • Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Students Discipline
  • Single-Sex Education
    • Schools
    • Classes and Extracurricular Activities Employment
  • Retaliation
  • Transgender
  • Certain cases of harassment involving sexual orientation

Under federal law any school receiving federal funds must designate a Title IX Coordinator to review, update and implement current Title IX policies, to coordinate appropriate training and resources, and ensure effective and timely responses to complaints of sexual violence, misconduct, discrimination or harassment.

The protections of Title IX extend to sexual harassment and sexual assault or violence that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities. Title IX is applicable to all members of the campus community, individuals doing business with the campus, those utilizing campus facilities, those who engage in volunteer activities or work activities in connection with or for Clarkson University. It is also applicable to incidents involving these parties both on and off campus. 

For further information, explore the links on this page or contact the Title IX Coordinator, TitleIXCoordinator@clarkson.edu. You can contact us through directly or through the Contact Us page.

Title IX Coordinator

Jennifer L. Ball, Ph.D
Asst Professor HU/SS
Snell 168
315-268-4208
Jball@clarkson.edu
Box 5750

Deputy Coordinator, Athletics                    

Caroline LaMarche
Head Volleyball Coach
204 Alumni Gym
Box 5830
315/265-4448
E-mail: clamarch@clarkson.edu     

Deputy Coordinator, Student Affairs

Kelsey Deso
Director of Student Organizations and Student Center
127 Student Center
Phone: 315/268-2345
E-mail: kdeso@clarkson.edu

Deputy Coordinator, Human Resources

Amy McGaheran
Associate Director of Human Resources
215 Cheel Campus Center
Box 8734
Phone: 315/268-3788 
E-mail: amcgaher@clarkson.edu

Campus Safety:  315-268-6666
http://web2.clarkson.edu/programs/

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“No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence, victim status, marital status, personal status, ancestry, source of income, or other classes protected by law.”

-Clarkson University’s Non-Discrimation Policy