Title IX

Sexual Misconduct | Title IX

Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking are prohibited and will not be tolerated by Wellesley.  Wellesley is committed to providing a safe environment in which all students can thrive as they pursue their educational goals.

As a member of the Wellesley College Community you have the right:

  • To be treated with respect and dignity.
  • To be free from violence, force, threats, and abuse.
  • To be free of any action that unduly interferes with your rights and learning environment.
  • To be made aware of all medical, legal, and support options available.
  • To have access to confidential support.
  • To a prompt and fair resolution process.

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Jacqueline AnchondoTitle IX Coordinator
Jacqueline Anchondo
janchond@wellesley.edu
781-283-2451
Location: Schneider Center 214

The Title IX Coordinator is available to provide information to students regarding the College’s Title IX program, including policies, investigation process, and interim and other remedies, and works with other on-campus resources as appropriate. The Title IX Coordinator is also available to work with off-campus resources and offices at other institutions of higher education. The Title IX Coordinator takes primary responsibility for assessment of effectiveness of the College’s Title IX program.

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Title IX was enacted in 1972 to prevent discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs that receive federal funds. It has long been used to promote gender equity in sports. In 2011, the federal government expanded the interpretation of Title IX to include how colleges and universities investigate complaints of sexual violence.

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Applies in cases where the accused individual is a student.

Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Other Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Applies in cases where the accused individual is faculty or staff. Note that even in these cases, where the reporting party is a student, that party can still access support as described in the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Reporting options:

Confidentiality

  • Police and the Title IX Coordinator are nonconfidential resources and will treat the information you give them with extreme sensitivity. In some cases, they may need to use the information to address a threat or maintain safety.
  • If you report criminal activity on campus a specially trained Campus Police officer will respond and investigate and share the information with the Town of Wellesley Police because the College is within the jurisdiction of the Town.
  • If you report criminal activity that occurred outside of Wellesley College, Campus Police will take a preliminary report documenting the basic facts and will be available to assist in working with the law enforcement department with jurisdiction.