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Title IX and Endicott College’s Response to Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds or financial assistance prohibit sex discrimination in their education programs and activities. It reads, in relevant part,

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.

The College will act to prevent, address, and eliminate all forms of gender-based discrimination and misconduct, which includes five transgressions specifically identified as Title IX violations: sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. The College has policies, procedures, and practices that facilitate prompt, thorough, and fair investigations and adjudication of complaints of gender-based and sexual misconduct, whether they are Title IX violations or not. Additionally, through programs, services, and outreach, the College fosters an environment that raises awareness of these issues while providing support to those who experience gender-based discrimination or any form of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Need-to-Know Information

Endicott has caring, trained professionals available to help in crisis situations. If you or a friend have been harmed or threatened, or you have any concern about your personal safety, please do not be afraid to ask for help.

Student Safety Information

Title IX Policy

Reporting and Confidentiality

Anyone who has been subject to any sexual misconduct is encouraged to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators listed below. Students are also encouraged to report any incident to any residence director, residence assistant or other student affairs personnel. Employees are encouraged to inform their manager and/or human resources staff.


Title IX Coordinator


Katherine Whidden

Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources
978-232-2086
kwhidden@endicott.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinators


Warren Jaferian

Dean, International Education

978-232-2272

wjaferia@endicott.edu

 

Teresa McGrath

Director, Student Success and Retention

978-232-2290

tmcgrath@endicott.edu

 

Brittany Potter

Assistant Dean of Academic Success

Director of Writing, Tutoring and Advising Services

978-998-7776

bpotter@endicott.edu

 

Sean Quirk
Associate Athletic Director
978-232-2010
squirk@endicott.edu

 

Kerry Ramsdell
Acting Director of Public Safety & Police
978-232-2225
kramsdel@endicott.edu

 

Aileen Torrance
Assistant Dean, School of Business
978-232-2154
atorranc@endicott.edu

 

Confidentiality

The College encourages all Endicott community members to report an incidence of sexual misconduct. However, the College recognizes that not every individual will be prepared to make a report to the College or to law enforcement. For those individuals who are not prepared to make a report, several resources are available with staff who are obligated by law to maintain confidentiality, below:

Chaplain: Gail Cantor, at the Chapel or at 978-232-2163.

Counseling Center: In an emergency, contact Public Safety at 978-232-2222 to put you in contact with the counselor on call. During office hours, you may contact the Counseling Center at 978-232-2106.

Health Center: 978-232-2104

North Shore Rape Crisis Center 24-hour Hotline: 800-922-8772

If an individual requests that a report of sexual misconduct remain confidential, the College will make all reasonable efforts to preserve the confidentiality of and prevent the disclosure of the identities of the parties involved in a sexual misconduct matter. However, information regarding alleged sexual misconduct must be handled in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Individuals should understand, for example, that under conditions of potential imminent harm to the community, the College may be required by law to inform law enforcement and the community.

Contact Information for Outside Government Agencies

Individuals who believe that they have been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or other acts of unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation may contact the government agencies set forth below and use the complaint procedures established by those agencies to file a complaint (using the College’s complaint process does not prohibit an individual form filing a complaint with these agencies.

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
617-565-3200; 800-669-4000

Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination (MCAD)

One Ashburton Place, Sixth Floor, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
617-994-6000

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
United States Department of Education
8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-0111