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Please note: The Title IX staff is still available during the remote learning period. You may still submit a Title IX report through the reporting form. Reports will be reviewed during University business hours, Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If the nature of your report is urgent, please contact Bentley University Police at 781.891.3131, as this department is staffed 24 hours a day.

Title IX: Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination Policy

The Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination Policy outlines all gender- and sex-based misconduct at Bentley University, as defined and supported by the United States Department of Education. This policy provides an overview of important definitions, methods of reporting an incident, and prohibited conduct on campus, as well as two different adjudication processes through which alleged violations will be processed: The Title IX Adjudication Process and the Gender-Based Harassment & Discrimination Adjudication Process. Please note that this policy and the accompanying appendices supplement the 2020-2021 Student Handbook, and all Bentley students are expected to review these documents. Access the policy and appendices below:

Title IX and Gender-Based Harassment & Discrimination Policy

Appendix A - Campus and Community Resources

Appendix B - Responding to Allegations

Appendix C - Investigation and Adjudication Procedures involving Students

Appendix D: Investigation and Adjudication Procedures for Employee-to-Employee Matters

Appendix E: Types of Employees at Bentley University

Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination Report Form

Training & Education

Per the 2020 Federal Regulations issued by the Department of Education, all colleges and universities must train all personnel involved in the Title IX process and publish training materials on their websites. Training must involve review of the new rule’s definition of sexual harassment and the scope of the application of Title IX to college programs and activities, how to conduct a formal or informal process, and how to “serve impartially,” including avoidance of “prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias.”

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator

Title IX Compliance and Athletics

Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker

Severe, Pervasive, and Objectively Offensive (SPOO)

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Staff Contacts

Liz Humphries  
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Student Conduct  
(781) 891-2225
ehumphries@bentley.edu

Justin Woodard
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Support
Associate Director, Residential Center
(781) 891-2319
jwoodard@bentley.edu

Kelly Kelleher
Human Resources Business Partner, Academic Affairs
(781) 891-2676
kkelleher@bentley.edu

Courtney Finn
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletic Support
Assistant Director, Athletics
(781) 891-2369
cfinn1@bentley.edu