The Marist Community
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 provides that:
- No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
- Title IX prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other College program, regardless of the location.
- Pursuant to Title IX and its regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106.8), Marist College's Title IX Coordinator is the designated college official with primary responsibility for coordinating the college's compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.
Who is the Title IX Coordinator?
Toya Cooper, Director of Equity, Inclusion & Compliance, serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the overall campus compliance for Marist College. In this role, she monitors and maintains overall compliance with College policies and procedures in preventing, addressing, and remediating all forms of sex/gender-based discrimination and harassment.
Additionally, Ms. Cooper works with the Title IX Investigators, to investigate and respond to each complaint and monitor incidents to ensure remediation and continued compliance. The Title IX Coordinator also identifies and addresses any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. The Title IX staff play an integral role in carrying out the institutions commitment to providing a positive learning, teaching and working environment for the entire community.
Ms. Cooper's office is located in Donnelly Hall 120 in the Office of Human Resources, and she can be contacted at 845-575-3799 or email@example.com.
Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator:
- Promotes the creation of policies, procedures and notifications designed to ensure compliance with Title IX;
- Oversees implementation of compliance (grievance) procedures, including investigation and disposition of complaints;
- Answers questions and provides guidance about Title IX compliance and the College's related policies and procedures;
- Is a liaison to the state and federal agencies that enforce Title IX;
- Helps ensure the campus community and College employees are adequately trained and educated on Title IX compliance responsibilities; and
- Monitors all other aspects of the College's Title IX compliance.
Inquiries may be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172