“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. If only one of an educational institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX and its implementing regulations. Accordingly, Trinity College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all of its programs and activities, including academics, employment, athletics, and other extracurricular activities. This prohibition includes gender-based harassment, sexual violence and other sexual harassment.

Compliance with Title IX is a community-wide responsibility. The information here provides an overview of the College’s policy, who you may contact with questions about Title IX and how you can report sexual harassment and discrimination.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator, Pamela Whitley, assistant vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion and compliance, at titleixcoordinator@trincoll.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

There have been a few updates since the video below was published. Please note:
Venice Ross is no longer at Trinity College. Our Title IX coordinator is Pamela Whitley
Chaplain Allison Read is no longer at the College. Our Interim Chaplain is Trevor Beauford.
Resident Advisors are no longer Responsible Employees. Only faculty and staff are Responsible Employees.

Your Rights, Your Options

This video explains what rights and options are available if you or a friend is a victim of sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault; rape; dating, domestic, or relationship violence; and stalking. Victims can be male, female, and/or of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.


Title IX Coordinator