Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all educational, extracurricular, athletic and other programs and activities at Emmanuel College. This prohibition against sex discrimination applies regardless of whether the activity is conducted on campus, off campus, in transit or if sponsored at other locations.

While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at the College, below you will find a list of community members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

Title IX Coordinator
Erin Farmer Noonan, Director of Human Resources
Administration Building, Room 336

Deputy Coordinators
For employee-related matters, you may contact:

Scott Lerner, Associate Director of Human Resources
Administration Building, Room 336

For student-related matters, you may contact:
Dr. Joe Onofrietti, Dean of Students
St. Ann Hall, Lower Level

Susan K. Benzie, Director of Residence Life
St. Ann Hall, Lower Level

Alissa Lynch, Associate Director of Residence Life

Zachary Pelletier, Assistant Director of Residence Life / Residence Director

Dorice Y. Griffith, Senior Academic Advisor

Jeffrey Smith Jr, Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Multicultural Programs

Please note that any incident should be reported to either the Title IX Coordinator or at least one of the Deputy Coordinators. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator will work together to solve issues as needed.

Title IX - Our Actions

Our Actions

See what measures Emmanuel College is taking to prevent sexual assault on campus.

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Title IX - Process for Survivors

How to Report a Sexual Assault

Find out options for reporting a sexual assault.

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Title IX - FAQs


Get answers to frequently asked questions regarding Title IX and sexual assault.

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Title IX - Confidentiality


Find out more regarding expectations of privacy when reporting a sexual assault incident.

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Title IX - Survivor Support

Survivor Support

Explore on- and off-campus resources available for survivors of sexual assault.

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Title IX - Definitions


Know the definitions of important terms related to sexual assault and harrassment.

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Title IX - College Policies

College Policies

View Emmanuel's policies, including our code of conduct, sexual harassment policies and sexual assault protocol.

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Title IX - Education


Stay informed on the latest programs, trainings and risk-reduction tips.

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Title IX - Laws & Legislation

Laws & Legislation

Know your rights under these federal laws and reports related to Title IX.

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Title IX - Help for the Accused

Help for the Accused

Find out what you should do if you are accused of sexual misconduct. 

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