Amherst's Title IX Office

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.

Image of Laurie Frankl 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
105 ConverseHall

Open Office Hour Registration
Link to 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, 413-542-2266
      • Counseling Center, 413-542-2267
      • 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, Amanda Vann, 413-542-5671

    • Amanda Collings Vann is the College's Confidential Resource Provider. She 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

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
Amherst College
Pronouns: she/Her/Hers

Title IX Policy and Grievance Process

Investigation and adjudication of complaints 

Supportive measures