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, and harassment based upon sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Laurie Frankl has served as Amherst's first full-time Title IX coordinator since 2013. Laurie is a civil rights attorney. Prior to joining Amherst, she litigated in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The mother to boy/girl twins who are active in sports, Laurie adores recreational running, cycling, and cross-country skiing.
The Title IX office is located at:
Laurie also works remotely some days. She can be reached every day by email and telephone.
Link to Title IX Training Registration
Reporting a Title IX Concern
- Email the Title IX Coordinator, Laurie Frankl, 413-542-5707
- Online report to the Title IX office
- Anonymous reporting
- Title IX Deputy Coordinators available during regular office hours:
Angie Tissi-Gassoway (students), 413-542-5114
Dean Gendron, (students and visitors), 413-542-2337
Maria Rello (athletics), 413-542-8467
Chris Casey, (staff, administration, and visitors), 413-542-2372
Catherine Epstein (faculty), 413-542-2334
Amanda will not share information with others on campus unless you provide her with consent to do so.
Amanda Collings Vann
Director of Health Education