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Title IX Team

Title IX Coordinator
Diana Fernández, Chief Diversity Officer • Box PR • Cole Science Building • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA  01002 • 413.559.6253 • 

Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at Hampshire; supporting Title IX deputy coordinators; coordinating training, education, and prevention efforts; conducting on-going and annual climate checks and monitoring of sexual harassment allegations on campus; ensuring timely and fair resolutions; and establishing a centralized process for reporting all sexual harassment/sexual offenses claims on campus.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student Complaints

Renee Freedman, Senior Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life • Box SA • Hampshire College • Merrill Student Center • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.5412 •

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student Case Management
Jessica Fontaine, Director of Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities • Box PH • Prescott House Office • Hampshire College • 893 West Street • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.6205 •

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Title IX Deputy Coordinators for students have oversight for the dissemination of Title IX information, receive student complaints and initiate investigations, coordinate and oversee student conduct proceedings, and assist the Title IX coordinator in ensuring institutional compliance.

Contact Renee Freedman if you have a complaint against a Hampshire student for sexual harassment, sexual assault, or another potential violation of the sexual offenses policy.

Contact Jessica Fontaine for information pertaining to Norms for Community Living and Policies and for information regarding student conduct proceedings. Complainants and respondents may interact with both or either Title IX deputy for students during the adjudication or resolution of a sexual offense policy matter.


Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics
Troy Hill, Coach and Instructor • Robert Crown Center • Box OP • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.5470 • 

Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office and compliance matters related to gender equity in the Hampshire College athletic programs.


Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Shelly Ruocco, Associate Vice President for Human Resources • Box HR • Robert Stiles House • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.5605 •

Dianna Williams, Assistant Director of Human Resources • Box HR • Robert Stiles House • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.5442 •

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff and visitors, including training, education, communications, and administration of the grievance procedures for all complaints against faculty, staff, and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.

You should contact Shelly Ruocco or Dianna Williams if you have a complaint against a Hampshire College faculty or staff member or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault.

You should contact any member of the Title IX team if you:

  • Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct;
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a College investigation;
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
  • You are a potential complainant and you seek guidance on possible non-disciplinary remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
  • Have questions about Hampshire College’s policies and procedures.

Conversations with coordinators are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators of the College who may need to take action for reasons of community safety. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration.




Contact Us

Chief Diversity Officer
The Charles W. Cole Science Center First Floor Room 106
Mail Code PR
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.5584

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