Arhelia Dalla Costa Behm, Director of Human Resources, is the College's Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator serves as the campus’ primary point of contact for those seeking information or wanting to report sexual harassment/sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with those who believe they have been victimized. The Title IX Coordinator can also provide information as well as refer to sources of support.
You can reach the Title IX Coordinator during business hours at 608-663-2387 or at Adallacostabehm@edgewood.edu.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX made non-discrimination based on gender a condition of participation in federally funded education programs.
It guarantees equal access to educational programs funded by the federal government and applies to all recipients of federal funds – both public and private institutions, though there are religious exemptions. It also applies to educational
program equity, such as in athletics, and also to sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Although Title IX applies to gender discrimination, like Title VII, it did not recognize
sexual harassment as a form of discrimination until 1992 (Franklin v. Gwinnett Public Schools).
Edgewood College is committed to staying compliant with Title IX training and as such all incoming Freshmen and Transfers are required to take online training called “Think About It” which helps prepare students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life. It addresses issues related to alcohol, drugs and sexual misconduct, and provides important information regarding Edgewood College policies and available resources.
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
CONFIDENTIAL CAMPUS RESOURCES
Disclosing information can help with healing and being informed on resources and victim rights.
The following staff members can help you.
Personal Counseling Staff
Dominican 121-122 (Lakeside Entrance) |608-663-4148
Health Services Staff
Dominican 123 (Lakeside Entrance) | 608-663-8334
Assistant Director for Community Building, Dominican Life
NON-CONFIDENTIAL CAMPUS RESOURCES
If you report an incident of sexual misconduct to the following people, the College is required by federal law to investigate the incident.
Dean of Students
219 Predolin 608-663-2313
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
239 Predolin | 608-663-3274
Assistant Director of Athletics
D23 Edgedome | 608-663-3249
Assistant Vice President, Student Development
218 Predolin | 608-663-2235
Director of Security
100 Weber | 608-663-4321
Sources of information and advocacy
The Dane County Rape Crisis Center offers support and information for anyone who has experienced past or recent sexual assault. All services are confidential. A Rape Crisis Center counselor is also on site on campus during specific weekday times.
Please contact Personal Counseling for a schedule.
608-251-7273 (24-hour hotline)