Title IX Explained

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination. Amherst College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination based upon sex. Amherst provides support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sex discrimination and has appointed Laurie Frankl as its Title IX Coordinator. As Title IX Coordinator, she has the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee overall Title IX compliance
  • Support Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Ensure prompt and equitable resolutions
  • Establish a centralized reporting process for all sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus
  • Conduct on-going and annual climate checks/tracking/monitoring of sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus
  • Coordinate all training, education and prevention efforts

Laurie Frankl
Title IX Coordinator,
Title IX Team Chair

Title IX Coordinator

  • Laurie Frankl
    79 South Pleasant Street
    PO Box: AC# 2204
    413-542-5707

    Available during regular office hours; she coordinates prompt and equitable responses to reports of sexual misconduct by eliminating the misconduct, preventing its reccurrence and addressing the effects.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Available during regular office hours