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Title IX Office

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Department Overview


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. The Title IX Office at Swarthmore College seeks to prevent, respond to, and eliminate all forms of discrimination and harassment in order to create an environment in which the greatest holistic academic potential of students and professional potential of employees may be realized.

Sexual misconduct is a community issue and it takes a community to prevent it. Our campus sexual misconduct prevention and response efforts will continue to be focused in four ways: (1) through campus policies that reflect the federal guidelines as well as campus values, (2) a response/adjudication process that is clear and supportive, (3) ongoing sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships education, and (4) creating a community that is survivor supportive. We will continue to align our practices with the mission and the vision of the College, centering the well-being of our students and the safety of our community, as well as providing ongoing training and programming about sexual violence prevention and Title IX compliance. Please visit our Training site for more information on how to connect with our Office. 

As always, if you have ideas or suggestions, please be in touch.  

Warmly,

Bindu Jayne, Title IX Coordinator