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Title IX at Macalester

“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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
–Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Macalester College is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment that supports and serves our community members.

In accordance with Title IX, Macalester College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of admissions or employment.  The College prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and differential treatment.

Recent Changes to Title IX

New regulations from the U.S. Department of Education went into effect August 14, 2020, that required significant changes to the Title IX process. Macalester’s Title IX Coordinator held several weeks of input sessions for members of the community to engage in discussion and feedback on the new regulations. Specifically, some of the changes include narrowing the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment under Title IX, and requiring a live hearing as part of the formal complaint process. Some conduct of a sexual nature which previously fell within the scope of Title IX may no longer do so, but that conduct will still be prohibited and addressed by the College under Macalester’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Over the next several months the Title IX Office will provide additional information and guides to assist community members in understanding specific portions of the new policy. Community members with questions are encouraged to contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator directly at titleixcoordinator@macalester.edu

Contact Us

Title IX at Macalester

Community members are encouraged to seek support from the office if they experience Title IX or sexual misconduct concerns while on or away from campus.

Contact
Caitlin Gehlen, Interim Title IX Coordinator
Humanities 115E
651-696-6258
titleixcoordinator@macalester.edu