Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
Anna Maria College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Anna Maria College provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct.
Anna Maria College has designated the following individuals that are responsible for receiving complaints and investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by an Anna Maria College student in connection with a College program or activity.
Title IX Coordinator
Joellen Andrews
Director of Human Resources
Socquet House
(508) 849-3444
The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for Title IX compliance at Anna Maria College. The coordinator also does intake of reports and complaints regarding sexual harassment, sexual violence, and all forms of sexual misconduct involving employees, visitors, vendors, and other 3rd parties and coordinates the investigative process.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Conduct Code Administrator
Jessica Eckstrom
Director of Residence Life
Campus Center
(508) 849-3271
Title IX Deputies receive training on responding to reports of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and all forms of sexual misconduct. Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to take reports, explain the reporting process, direct individuals to resources, and explain victim rights. Deputies take reports and complaints and perform investigations from students regarding all forms of sexual misconduct.
The Title IX Coordinator of Athletics
Lindsey Garvey
Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletics Director/SWA
AMCAT Center
(508) 849-3399
The Title IX Coordinator for Athletics monitors compliance with athletic requirements under Title IX.
Public Safety: Paxton Police Department
Whether or not you choose ultimately to pursue criminal charges, you can contact the Public Safety Office. Officers are professionally trained and experienced in dealing with, sexual assaults and rape.
Equal Opportunity, Anti-discrimination & Harassment and Sexual Harassment
Anna Maria College depends upon an environment of tolerance and respect for the achievement of its goals. Anna Maria College is an academic community whose existence depends upon adherence to standards of conduct set by its members and consistent with the College’s educational mission. Central to the College’s educational mission is a commitment to freedom of thought and discourse, respect for the dignity and rights of others, and the preservation of trust, civility, and ethical conduct within the community. The College is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from all forms of abuse or harassment. No employee or student of the College shall harass any employee or student on the basis of race, color, religious creed,* national origin, sex, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran’s status, genetic information, age, as defined by law, sexual orientation, as defined by law, or any other legally protected class. It is against the policy of the College for an employee or student to harass any other person with whom the employee or student comes in contact at the College.
The College’s full Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy can be found here.
*The College is a Church operated institution and as permitted by law, may provide preferences to the members of the Church, i.e., the hiring of personnel.