In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits a college from discrimination based on sex, Franklin and Marshall College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational programs and activities.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Title IX Coordinator Janet Masland, Appel Health Services, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 17604, telephone number 717-358-7178, email address .
Inquiries or complaints may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office, U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323, telephone number 215-656-8541, fax 215-656-8605, email address .
The College has distinct policies and procedures specific to employees and to students, but if unsure how to report sexual misconduct, any member of the College community may contact the Title IX Coordinator.
When behavior referenced in a Title IX complaint involves a member of the faculty or professional staff, the College will utilize the procedures for resolving charges of sexual misconduct outlined in Human Resources' Sexual Harassment Policy and Title IX Notification.
There are three federal laws that establish responsibilities for employees of colleges to report certain types of crimes and incidents, especially sexual misconduct—Title IX, along with the Clery Act and Title VII. The responsibilities established by these laws give rise to the term “mandatory or mandated reporter." The College has defined all employees, both faculty and professional staff, as mandated reporters. Please also see the Mandated Reporters Resources site for more information.
When behavior referenced in a Title IX complaint involves a student, the College will utilize the procedures for resolving charges of sexual misconduct outlined by the Office of the Dean of the College's Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy.