Non-Discrimination and Diversity

Framingham State University (“the University”) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action.  The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people. 

The University does not unlawfully discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status, or veteran status.  The University prohibits unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment on all of those bases.  Such behaviors violate the University’s Policy Against Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and Retaliation, will not be tolerated, and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.

It is also the policy of the University to provide each student, employee, and other person having dealings with the institutions an environment free from unlawful sexual violence and all forms of misconduct on the basis of gender.  The University prohibits rape, statutory rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, incest, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and retaliation.  These behaviors violate the University’s Sexual Violence Policy, will not be tolerated, and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.

The University’s Policy Against Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and Retaliation and Sexual Violence Policy apply in all University programs and activities, including, but not limited to, athletics, instruction, grading, housing, and employment. They apply to all members of the campus communities, including, but not limited to, students, faculty, librarians, staff, visitors, contractors and applicants for employment or admission.  They also apply to off-campus conduct that negatively affects a community member’s experience in the University environment.

The University has appointed an Equal Opportunity Officer (“EO Officer”) to oversee its compliance with these policies, as well as the state and federal non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws.  Anyone with questions, concerns or complaints regarding discrimination, discriminatory harassment or retaliation may contact the EO Officer.

The Equal Opportunity Officer at Framingham State University is:

Kimberly R. Dexter
Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
Equal Opportunity Officer
University Title IX Coordinator
Title II/Section 504 Coordinator

Dwight Hall, suite 207
(508) 215-5859
kdexter@framingham.edu

Students may also contact:

David Baldwin
Interim Dean of Students
Equal Opportunity Officer for Students
McCarthy Center, suite 504
(508) 626-4596
dbaldwin@framingham.edu

Inquiries may also be directed to:

The U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02119-1424
(617) 289-0111
Fax (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172
OCR.Boston@ed.gov

Any person with questions or concerns about any form of sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and/or retaliation may also contact the Title IX Coordinator(s) or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

The Title IX Coordinators at Framingham State University are:

Kimberly R. Dexter
Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
University Title IX Coordinator
Dwight Hall, room 205
(508) 215-5859
kdexter@framingham.edu

David Baldwin
Interim Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator for Students
McCarthy Center, suite 504
(508) 626-4596
dbaldwin@framingham.edu

Carey Eggen
Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator
Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Athletic Center, 2nd floor
(508) 626-4565
ceggen@framingham.edu

The University Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University’s compliance with Title IX and the administration of the University’s Sexual Violence Policy. 

To explore our full commitment to non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action, please review the University's Equal Opportunity Plan.