Amherst College’s Comments on the Proposed Title IX Regulations

January 31, 2019 — Read the letter submitted to Secretary Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department of Education, from President Biddy Martin detailing Amherst College’s comments on the proposed Title IX Regulations.

Update on Title IX Announcement

November 29, 2018:  On Friday, November 16, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released draft amendments to the federal Title IX regulations. As of today, the draft regulations have been posted, which means the mandated sixty-day notice and comment period has officially begun. We are carefully reviewing the 149-page document and consulting with others to determine exactly what is being proposed and how the draft regulations could affect our own sexual misconduct policies and practices. In the meantime, see a chart that compares key elements of the proposed regulations with existing Amherst College policies and practices. 

Title IX Explained

August 26, 2016

Laurie Frankl, Title IX Coordinator, talks about Title IX and what it means for students and other members of the campus community.

Title IX—part of a 1972 federal education law—prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination. Amherst College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including based upon sex.

Laurie Frankl is the Title IX Coordinator at Amherst. Her job is to oversee the college's compliance with Title IX.

How to Reach the Title IX Coordinator

Laurie Frankl, Title IX Coordinator

Laurie Frankl
79 South Pleasant St.
PO Box: AC# 2204

She is available during regular office hours.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring prompt and equitable resolutions of complaints
  • Overseeing a centralized reporting process for all sexual harassment and misconduct allegations on campus
  • Tracking and monitoring these allegations
  • Coordinating training, education and prevention efforts

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

All are available during regular office hours.

Title IX Training Registration for Faculty & Staff