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University-wide Title IX and Gender Equity Committee

The University-wide Title IX and Gender Equity Committee strives to create a supportive and nurturing climate and culture for students, faculty, staff, and visitors within our community where mutual respect, integrity and civility are fostered and where all individuals are able to live, learn, and work without discrimination.

We do this through provision of:

  • Programming
  • Awareness Initiatives
  • Education
  • Resources
  • Policies
  • Advocacy Efforts
  • Support for the University’s Title IX and Gender-based discrimination policy and resources on harassment, sexual assault, and relationship violence.

This committee’s work is guided by Peter Lake’s (2014) Four Corners of Title IX compliance, which encourages institutions to focus on the following areas:

  • Organization and Management
  • Investigation and Adjudication
  • Student Support
  • Campus Culture and Climate

These resource pages are designed to foster healthy relationships and support those who have survived a sexual assault or unhealthy relationship, as well as those who care about them. Included is information for students, faculty, and staff regarding resources, incident reporting, and how to help others.   

Committee Members

The University-wide Title IX Committee is comprised of faculty and staff and is chaired by Gerri Taylor, Center for Health and Wellness and Erin Kelley, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Conduct and Development. The committee members listed here can provide referral guidance as needed. If you are in need of immediate help, call University Police at 781.891.3131 for assistance.

Traci Abbott (Faculty, English and Media Studies Department)

Erica Arkin (Faculty, English and Media Studies Department)

Ron Ardizzone (Student Systems)

Jamie Bang (Student Conduct and Development)

Sava Berhane (Center for Women and Business)

Donna Blancero (Assistant Dean of Business and GB Coodinator)

Claudette Blot (Multicultural Center)

Nicole Chabot-Wieferich (Student Programs & Engagement)

Karen Cutting (Counseling Center)

Ann Dexter (Human Resources)

Peter Forkner (Counseling Center)

Debbie Forman (Center for Health and Wellness)

Patricia Foster (Center for Women and Business)

Alex Hirs (Gender Equity and Development)

Bill Kavanaugh (Head Football Coach, Athletics)

Erin Kelley (Student Conduct and Development)

Marianne DelPo Kulow (Faculty and Chair, Law, Tax and Financial Planning)

Tony Martin (Residential Center)

Jessica Roche (University Police)

Gerri Taylor (Center for Health and Wellness)

Jessica Greher Traue (Center for Health and Wellness)