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Title IX Coordinator: Diana Sutton-Fernández

Chief Diversity Officer • Box PR • Cole Science Building • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA  01002 • 413.559.6253 • dfPR@hampshire.edu

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.

Students

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student: Shannon Da Silva
Student Life Coordinator • Box SA• Merrill Student Life Center• Hampshire College• 893 West Street• Amherst, MA  01002 • 413.559.4510

sdasilva@hampshire.edu

Duties and Responsibilities:
Contact Shannon Da Silva if you have a complaint against a Hampshire student for sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or another potential violation of the sexual misconduct policy.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student Case Management: Jessica Fontaine
Director of Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities • Box PH • Prescott Area Office • Hampshire College • 893 West Street • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.6205 • jfontaine@hampshire.edu

Duties and Responsibilities:
Contact Jessica Fontaine for information pertaining to Norms for Community Living and Policies and for information regarding student conduct proceedings. 

Both Title IX deputy coordinators for students have oversight for the dissemination of Title IX information, receive student complaints including initiating investigations and assist the Title IX Coordinator in ensuring institutional compliance. Complainants and respondents may interact with both or either Title IX deputy coordinators for students during the adjudication or resolution of a sexual offense policy matter.

Athletics

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

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.

Faculty/Staff/Visitors

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty, Staff, and Visitors: Shelly Ruocco
Associate Vice President for Human Resources • Box HR • Robert Stiles House • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.5605 • amrHR@hampshire.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty, Staff, and Visitors: Dianna Williams
Assistant Director of Human Resources • Box HR • Robert Stiles House • Hampshire College • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.559.5442 • dwilliams@hampshire.edu

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 may 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.

Confidentiality

Conversations with coordinators are kept as private 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.

 

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