Gender Respect and Title IX

Title IX at UMass AmherstThe University of Massachusetts Amherst aspires to be a university environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. We take allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other sexual misconduct with the utmost seriousness. The cornerstones of our processes are fair and prompt investigations, respect for the privacy of the parties, and commitment to due process. It is our goal that anyone who reports an experience of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct feels safe, knows their rights, and is connected to resources and options that will support a safe collegiate experience.

Department of Education’s Proposed Title IX Regulations 

The US Department of Education’s recently proposed changes to Title IX Regulations were open for public comment. The UMass System Title IX Coordinators participated in a collective process to submit comments on behalf of the University of Massachusetts. The comments were prepared by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICUM) in consultation with our UMass System Colleagues.

Online Training for UMass Title IX Responsible Employees

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community is UMass Amherst's dedicated employee prevention and awareness training. That training, administered by Law Room, a nationally recognized vendor in Higher Education training, addresses prohibited gender discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.