Title IX Coordinator, Ryan Bouchard
Ryan Bouchard, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life, serves as the College's Title IX Coordinator.
The Title IX Coordinator serves as the campus’ primary point of contact for those seeking information or wanting to report sexual harassment/sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with those who believe they have been victimized. The Title IX Coordinator can also provide information as well as refer to sources of support.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX made non-discrimination based on gender a condition of participation in federally funded education programs. It guarantees equal access to educational programs funded by the federal government and applies to all recipients of federal funds – both public and private institutions, though there are religious exemptions. It also applies to educational program equity, such as in athletics, and also to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Although Title IX applies to gender discrimination, like Title VII, it did not recognize sexual harassment as a form of discrimination until 1992 (Franklin v. Gwinnett Public Schools). Learn more...