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Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance.

“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.”

Areas of the institution where Title IX may have application include athletics, student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and residential housing services. Title IX also protects all students and employees from unlawful sexual harassment, including sexual violence such as sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking, in educational programs and activities.

In addition, Oregon state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, perceived gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and parenting, and all forms of sexual harassment including sexual violence.

​Here is a link to Willamette University's Title IX Policy and Procedures.

Contact Information

For inquiries or reports related to discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender in the academic environment, and questions related to Title IX, contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators:

Ann James
University Title IX Coordinator

Leslie Shevlin
Associate Director of Athletics
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Sparks Center

Melodye Mac Alpine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
College of Law
Law 406

Olivia Muñoz
Dean of Students for Community Care & Inclusion
900 State Street, Salem OR 97301

Here's a link to additional support resources

Willamette University

Division of Student Affairs

University Center 3rd Floor
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.