Title IX - Investigative Policy and Procedure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (“UMMS”) [the University of Massachusetts Worcester (“UMW”)] to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.  Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol or due to an intellectual or other disability.  A number of acts may fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, non-consensual video or audio taping of sexual activity, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking incidents and sexual coercion.  All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

The language, terms and requirements of this Policy supersede and supplant any inconsistent or conflicting language in any other UMMS policy.  The UMMS employee to whom claims shall be reported under this Policy and who shall be responsible for administering this Policy is UMMS’ Title IX Coordinator – as designated by UMMS’ Provost.

Title IX Policy (PDF)


Title IX Coordinator
Carla Carten, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Carla.Carten@umassmed.edu


Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jesse Edwards, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, 
jesse.edwards@umassmed.edu


CARE website: Campus Assault, Resource, and Education site (for sex discrimination and violence)