The Equal Opportunity Office is currently open on a modified basis in line with the campus’s directive to reduce community members’ potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. Equal Opportunity is actively responding to related EO and Title IX related questions and concerns from students, staff and faculty. The University’s coronavirus website (https://www.umass.edu/coronavirus/) is the best resource for up-to-date information related to the campus’ response & guidance for University employees. To reach the EO Office, please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. To report an EO concern, please visit the EO reporting page at: https://www.umass.edu/equalopportunity/report. For information on reporting Title IX concerns, please visit the Title IX reporting page at: https://www.umass.edu/titleix/title-ix-reporting-and-response.
What We Do
The Equal Opportunity Office is committed to ensuring UMass Amherst is free from harassment and discrimination. Equal Opportunity administers the University's Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence, the Title IX Policy and Procedures, and the Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination Policy.
Equal Opportunity conducts investigations in accordance with the Grievance Procedures and the Title IX Policy and Procedures to address allegations of harassment or discrimination based on protected civil rights, as well as, allegations of retaliation for filing a complaint. A complete listing of protected civil rights can be found in the Policy Statement: Affirmative Action, Non-Discrimination, and Title IX Non-Discrimination.
The Equal Opportunity Office monitors compliance, with state and federal civil rights legislation. This includes ensuring compliance with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in any federally funded educational program or activity. Kerri Thompson Tillett, Associate Vice Chancellor Equal Opportunity, is the Title IX Coordinator for the Amherst Campus. The Title IX Coordinator serves as the Chair of the UMass Amherst Title IX Coordination Team which oversees and consults on Title IX related reports, complaints, Title IX assessments, programming and training on Title IX related matters to the campus.
Any person may report sex discrimination, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other sexual misconduct including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, to the Title IX Coordinator & Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity Thompson Tillett, via the contact information below. A report to Ms. Thompson Tillett may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using her email, telephone number or mail.
Kerri Thompson Tillett
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity
225 Bartlett Hall
130 Hicks Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Tel: (413) 545-3464
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