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What is Title IX

Explanation of Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: "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". Title IX's sex discrimination prohibition protects against sexual harassment and sexual violence and extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

Title IX Coordinator and their responsibilities

Lori Brown
Director of EEO Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
(973) 313-6132

  • Oversee overall Title IX compliance
  • Support Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Ensure prompt and equitable resolutions
  • Establish a centralized reporting process for all sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus
  • Conduct on-going and annual climate checks/tracking/monitoring of sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus
  • Coordinate all training, education and prevention efforts
  • Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
  • Nondiscrimination Title IX Statement »

Deputy Coordinators

Karen Van Norman
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
(973) 761-9076

Rachelle Paul, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Senior Associate Athletics Director, SWA
(973) 761-9494

Cara Foerst, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Law School
(973) 642-8732


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