Title IX

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 

Consistent with its commitment to non-discrimination, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that they operate, and are required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) to not discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX to the University may be referred to FSU's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights, or both. 

The University has designated Title IX Coordinators who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance and with whom complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking may be filed.  To report a complaint of sexual assault or any other crime, you may also contact University Police.  

Title IX Compliance Team 

The Title IX Compliance Team is comprised of administrators from student affairs, human resources, legal affairs, athletics, and University Police, and representatives from Voices Against Violence. The team meets to review policy implementation and adherence, training for employees and students, education and awareness programs, and prevention efforts. Members of the team include:

David Baldwin, Associate Dean of Students
Glenn Cochran, Associate Dean of Students, Student Life
Stephanie Crane, Associate Director of Residence Life 
Kim Dexter (chair), Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
Carey Eggen, Deputy Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator 
Ilene Hofrenning, Director of Health Services
Lorretta Holloway, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development
Jay Hurtubise, Director of Community Standards
Andrew Lipsky, Director of the Counseling Center
Ann McDonald, Chief of Staff and General Counsel
Brad Medeiros, Chief of Police 
Erin Nechipurenko, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources 
Meg Nowak Borrego, Dean of Students
Voices Against Violence Representative(s)

Training of Title IX Personnel

In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, 34 C.F.R. § 106.45 (b)(10)(D), Framingham State University requires and provides, or otherwise ensures, training to personnel serving in the Title IX Complaint and Resolution Process as Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Administrative Investigator(s), Decision Maker(s), Appellate Officers, and Informal Resolution Facilitator(s).

Trained personnel include:

David Baldwin, Associate Dean of Students
Glenn Cochran, Associate Dean of Students, Student Life 
Stephanie Crane, Associate Director of Residence Life
Kim Dexter, Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
Jay Hurtubise, Director of Community Standards
Meg Nowak Borrego, Dean of Students

The aforementioned personnel have been trained to serve in all process roles using the NASPA Title IX Certificate Program, Track 1.

 

Title IX Coordinators

University Title IX Coordinator 

Kim R. Dexter
Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
Dwight Hall, suite 207
100 State Street
Framingham, MA  01701
titleix@framingham.edu
508-215-5859

The University Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for Title IX compliance at FSU.  The coordinator also does intake of reports and complaints regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking involving employees, visitors, vendors, and other 3rd parties and coordinates the investigatory process.  The coordinator can assist in making adjustments to work situations.

Title IX Coordinator for Students

Dr. Meg Nowak Borrego
Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator for Students
McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Suite 504
508-626-4596
titleixstudent@Framingham.edu

The Dean of Students does intake of reports and complaints about students as they relate to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and also coordinates investigations. The Dean can assist survivors in making adjustments to academic and living situations as well as provide a victim's advocate.   

Title IX Coordinator for Athletics 

Carey Eggen 
Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator 
Athletic Center, Second Floor 
ceggen@framingham.edu 
508-626-4565

The Title IX Coordinator for Athletics monitors compliance with athletic requirements under Title IX and coordinates the develop of policies and programs to support that compliance.

Deputy Title IX Coordinators 

Deputies are available to take reports, explain the reporting process, direct individuals to resources, and explain victim rights.  While, deputies do not usually perform investigations of complaints, they may occasionally be designated to do so by the University Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator for Students.  

Deputy Coordinator's include:

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