Your Title IX Rights

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a landmark federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX protects students and employees from sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, sexual violence and relationship violence.

What is a Title IX Coordinator?

Allegheny College has a full-time Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for coordinating the College’s compliance with Title IX. This includes overseeing all complaints of sexual discrimination and identifying any patterns or systemic problems that arise, working with investigators to assign and manage complaints of policy violations, overseeing and convening any appeal meetings for the Campus Life and Community Standards Board, developing and reviewing policy and procedure, and working with a team of campus partners to identify needs, educate the community and raise awareness. Gilly Ford, Allegheny College’s Title IX Coordinator, can be reached at gford@allegheny.edu or by phone at 814-332-3085.

The College’s Policy Against Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment Including: Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking, states

“No member of the Allegheny College community should tolerate discriminatory or sexual harassment, sexual assault or other forms of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking. Allegheny College prohibits all such forms of conduct in its community by any member of the Allegheny College community or by any guest or visitor to Allegheny.”

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Throughout October, Title IX and Women’s Services Inc will be sponsoring various events across campus to bring attention to, and honor the victims of, domestic violence. The first event is the 12th Annual Candlelight Vigil, presented by Women’s Services Inc and Alpha Chi Omega. To stay up-to-date on the events throughout October, check our Domestic Violence Awareness Month page to monitor the updated list.


 

Additional Title IX information

Report an incident

If you need to report an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment, please use the following form and follow the instructions:

Reporting instructions

After an assault

There are several ways that you may need to access the resources and services available to survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Steps to take after an assault