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.
Direct inquiries concerning the application of Title IX, including complaints or concerns to:
Office of Human Relations Programs, Administration Building, 9th floor, room 902.
- UMBC Interim Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct, Including Sexual and Gender Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Intimidation, Sex and Gender Based Stalking, and Retaliation (new December 31, 2014, amended August 24, 2015)
- UMBC Sexual Harassment Policy (replaced by UMBC Interim Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct on December 31, 2014)
- University of Maryland System Policy on Sexual Misconduct (new June 2014, updated June 2015)
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 VAV Coordinator at 410-455-3748 or email@example.com. Students seeking fully confidential resources are encouraged to contact the following on-campus resources:
- The Counseling Center: 410-455-2472, located in the Student Development and Success Center, across Center Road from Erickson Field.
- University Health Services: Jennifer Lepus 410-455-2542 or Pritma (Mickey) Irizarry 410-455-3752
- Campus Police: 410-455-5555 In addition to providing emergency services and information on the criminal process, they provide SAFE exam transportation and are the after-hours liason to on-call campus health professionals.
- Student Judicial Programs: 410-455-2453
- Women's Center: 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 (other hospital emergency rooms may transport survivors to these sites):
- GBMC 443-849-3323
- Mercy Hospital 410-332-9477
- Howard County General Hospital 410-740-7778
- 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
- When the Responding Party is a Student: Interim Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct/Title IX Complaint Procedure
- When the Responding Party is a Faculty Member: Interim Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct/Title IX Complaint Procedure
- Contact information for OCR
Forms & Resources
- Title IX Complaint Form (Sample)
- Childcare Resources: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/umbcmoms/documents/4556
For inquiries about Title IX matters, contact:
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)