Title IX

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Arhelia Dalla Costa Behm, Chief Human Resources Officer/Vice President for Administration, 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). 

Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Matt Sullivan

Sherley Thao
Jack Leskovar
Suann Saltzberry



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

Laurin Dodge
Assistant Director for Community Building, Dominican Life
Predolin 217 | 608-663-3233


If you report an incident of sexual misconduct to the following people, the College is required by federal law to investigate the incident.

Sherley Thao
Human Resources Manager
DeRicci 215 | 608-663-3274

Suann Saltzberry
Assistant Director of Athletics
Edgedome D23 | 608-663-3249

Mathew Sullivan
Interim Vice President, Student Development
Predolin 218 | 608-663-2235

Jack Leskovar
Director of Security 
Weber 100 | 608-663-4321


Sources of information and advocacy

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

City of Madison Police Department
911 for emergency / 608-266-5938 for non-emergency

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)

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services



Title IX Trainings

Edgewood College is committed to creating a safe environment for everyone. ​Part of that commitment is to ensure that our Title IX Team members are trained in best practices to address β€‹sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and other forms of sexual misconduct. In accordance with the Title IX Regulations as required in August 2020 by OCR, materials for the trainings completed by our team are available below.

Jan 10, 2022 - All Campus Title IX Training (pdf)
Feb 9, 2021 - Title IX Advisors Training (pdf)
Feb 9, 2021 - Title IX Advisor (link)
Nov 12, 2020 - Rape Culture Campus Climate (video)
Nov 2, 2020 - Bias and Microaggressions (pdf)
Jun 23, 2020 - Fact Pattern - Title IX training (pdf)
May 6, 2020 - New OCR Title IX Regulations (pdf)