Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office
The Equal Opportunity Office provides the following support to members of the Swarthmore College community.
- Responds to faculty, staff, and student concerns arising out of equity and diversity issues, including perceived discrimination and harassment. Several college policies exist to inform the approporiate interactions and relationships of community member. The Director can help community members understand these policies and determine which apply to the concern.
- The Director of Equal Opportunity also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the College and in that capacity coordinates the college response to allegations of sexual misconduct within the Swarthmore College Community. Sexual Misconduct is prohibited and is a serious violation of the College's code of conduct. Sexual Misconduct includes a continuum of behaviors ranging from sexual violence, abuse, and assault, to sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination.
- Collaborates with the Provost's Office and Human Resources as well as individual departments and search committees to support recruitment efforts to employ and retain excellent employees whose rich diversity experiences further the College's central objectives and values.
- Provides discrimination and harassment prevention training to employees and groups of students (i.e., RAs).
The EOO site is designed as an informative resource for issues of equal opportunity pertaining to education and employment on the Swarthmore College campus . This site does not offer any form of legal advice. For more information on any of the subjects covered in these pages, please contact Sharmaine Bradham LaMar, Director of Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator.