Pam LaValliere, 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 608-663-4304or at email@example.com.
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.
CONFIDENTIAL CAMPUS RESOURCES
Disclosing information can help with healing and being informed on resources and victim rights.
The following staff members can help you.
Megan Cobb-Sheehan, Licensed Psychologist
Personal Counseling Services
Dominican 121-122 (Lakeside Entrance) |608-663-2281
Mary Klink, Director for Spiritual Life
222 Predolin | 608-663-3451
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.
Title IX Coordinator, Dir. of Human Resources
214 DeRicci | 608-663-3317
Arhelia Dalla Costa Behm
Employee Relations Manager
215A DeRicci 608-663-2387
Dean of Students
219 Predolin 608-663-2313
Associate Academic Dean
222 DeRicci | 608-663-2200
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
239 Predolin | 608-663-3274
Assistant Director of Athletics
D23 Edgedome | 608-663-3249
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)