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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.

COVID 19 and Title IX Response

In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, Willamette University Title IX personnel have transitioned to offering most services remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We are committed to providing high levels of service during this time, and our staff will continue to respond to discrimination and harassment submitted through our website. If you have questions, you may contact the Title IX Coordinator at

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:

Darci Heroy
University Title IX Coordinator

Abbas Hill
Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs -University Center

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
Associate Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
PNCA 511 Building Room 260

Additional Contacts

For Employees:

For initial inquiries or reports related to employment-related Harassment or Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, or employment-related requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contact:

Dana Monaghan
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

For Students:

For initial inquiries or reports related to accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the academic environment (students), contact:

Sue Minder
Director of Accessible Education Services
Matthews 111

Willamette University

Division of Student Affairs

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