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Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), UMBC does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities, including but not limited to educational programs, employment, and admission. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and the University

UMBC is committed to maintaining a campus environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, and maintains that commitment by responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. The University responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the harassment and prevent the recurrence of possible discrimination. In compliance with Title IX, the University has Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment policies.  These policies are available at the links provided below. 

UMBC also complies with Maryland laws that protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, as well as gender identity. Athough these obligations may be outside the realm of Title IX, questions or concerns about possible discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity under state law may also be directed to the University's Title IX Coordinator

Contact information for  Stephanie Lazarus, Title IX Coordinator:

Email: slazar@umbc.edu

Office of Human Relations Programs, Administration Building, 9th floor, room 902.

Phone: 410-455-5745

Policies

Responding to Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence at UMBC

  • Voices Againts Violence: UMBC's Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Program Are you a student in need of assistance? Reach out to UMBC's response team members:
    • University Counseling Services: Dr. Patricia Wick 410-455-2472
    • University Health Services: Jennifer Lepus 410-455-2542 or Alison Rohrbach 410-455-1599
    • Student Affairs :
      • Dr. Kim Leisey, Associate Vice President, 410-455-2393
      • Dr. Lee Calizo, Student Life 410-455-3462
      • Frank Caldwell, Residential Life: 410-455-2591
      • Amy Sine, Residential Life: 410-455-1992
    • Campus Police: Paul Dillon and Bruce Perry 410-455-5555
    • Student Judicial Programs: Dr. Jeff Cullen and Davonya Hall 410-455-2453
    • Women's Center: Jess Myers 410-455-2714
    • Title IX Coordinator: Stephanie Lazarus 410-455-5745
  • Off campus resources include:
    • TurnAround: (Baltimore) 443-279-0379 http://www.turnaroundinc.org/
    • HopeWorks (Howard County) 410-997-2272 http://www.wearehopeworks.org
    • Local SAFE exams (all hospital emergency rooms are to have them after October 1, 2014):
      • Mercy Hospital 410-332-9477
      • GBMC 443-849-3323
  • Employees needing assistance may contact Stephanie Lazarus at x55745, or Bobbie L. Hoye, Human Relations Officer at x51606. Campus resources for employees also includes
    • Consulting with Human Resources regarding work concerns, leave and benefit use,
    • Employee Assistance Program: http://www.umbc.edu/hr/Benefits/EAP.html
  • Voices Against Violence Sexual and Relationship Violence Protocol
  • Relationship Violence Awareness Program

Other Procedures

Forms & Resources


For inquiries about Title IX matters, contact:

Stephanie Lazarus
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Human Relations
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle AD 902
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-5745 (Telephone)
(410) 455-1713 (Fascimile)
slazar@umbc.edu (email)