Amherst’s Civil Rights and Title IX Office


T itle 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 on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

Maureen Holland is currently serving as the Interim Director of Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator at Amherst College. 

She comes to Amherst from Cozen O’Connor, a highly regarded legal firm specializing in Title IX and related work and with whom the College has worked previously. She works with schools to design and implement programs and initiatives that integrate the complex federal and state regulatory framework with the unique dynamics of sexual and gender-based harassment and the impacts of interpersonal violence on individuals and communities. She also provides hands-on assistance in writing policies and procedures, conducting investigations, and developing and delivering training programs. Maureen has served as the interim Title IX director at other educational institutions and will ensure that the College’s office continues to provide the strongest support for members of our community.

The Civil Rights and Title IX Office is located at:

79 S Pleasant Street; Suite 120 

You can contact the office at

Title IX Training Registration

Reporting a Title IX Concern

  • Emergency Response
    • Amherst College Police Department, 413-542-2111
    • Amherst (Town) Police, 413-259-3000
  • Confidential resources for students
    •  On-campus:
  • Health Services, 413-542-2267
  • Counseling Center, 413-542-2354
  • Religious & Spiritual Life Advisor, 413-542-8489
  • Off-Campus:
    • Center for Women and Community, 413-545-0883
    • University Health Services UMass, 413-577-5128 
    • Cooley Dickinson, 413-582-2000  
    • Safe Passage, 413-586-5066
  • For Employees:
    • Employee Assistance Program - New Directions, 800-624-5544
    • Ombudsperson, Larry Hunt, 413-542-5156  
  • Confidential Resource Provider, Dean Gendron, 413-542-2337
    • Dean Gendron is the College's Confidential Resource Provider. Dean can confidentially assist individuals by providing information about:
      • reporting options and the effects of each option;
      • counseling services available on campus;
      • relevant off-campus services and resources;
      • supportive measures at the College;
      • formal resolution processes available at the College;
      • the legal process carried out through local law enforcement agencies;
      • information about requesting assistance through the courts, such as Abuse Prevention Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders; and
      • information about College-issued no contact orders

Dean will not share information with others on campus unless you provide consent to do so.

Dean J. Gendron

Senior Associate Dean of Students  
Amherst College  
Pronouns: He/him/his  

Title IX Policy and Grievance Process

Investigation and adjudication of complaints 

Supportive measures