Annual Notice

As a member of our College community, you have many civil rights protections to live, learn, and work in an environment that is free from the ill effects of discrimination and harassment. College strives for equal opportunity to access, use, and participate in its programs, services, and activities in accordance with federal and state law. This access extends to the college’s activities on campus, those away from campus on College business and our information technologies.   This email serves as notice of the College’s statement of nondiscrimination and contact information for the designated compliance coordinators.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Mount Holyoke is committed both to its historic mission as a women’s college and to providing access to talented students from all backgrounds. The diversity within our students, staff, faculty, and curriculum is a point of pride and a hallmark of the institution. The framework for our commitment to diversity sits within our active prohibition of discrimination in our educational policies, employment, campus services and activities on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national/ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran/uniform status, and all other classifications protected by law. This same principle applies to admission to our graduate and extension programs.

With respect to admission to our undergraduate degree program, Mount Holyoke admits qualified women without regard to age, color, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran/uniform status.

Compliance Coordinators

The College has named several individuals to serve as compliance coordinators to oversee the College’s efforts to comply with various civil rights laws, such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504. The coordinators’ responsibilities include overseeing all complaints of discrimination, providing campuswide education, and identifying and addressing patterns or systemic problems. Below are the names of and contact information for the compliance officers.

Equal Opportunity in Employment

Inquiries regarding equal opportunity in hiring and employment based on age, national/ethnic origin, race/color, religion, disability, sex or sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Dean of Faculty Executive Director of Human Resources
Jon Western
101 Mary Lyon Hall
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-3093
jwestern@mtholyoke.edu 
Heidi Friedman
1 Skinner Hall
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-3626
hfriedma@mtholyoke.edu

Section 504 Coordinator

Inquiries regarding disability discrimination (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 and related statutes and regulations) for faculty, staff, students and visitors.  Additional information in disability related access can be found here.

Section 504 Coordinator 
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-2500
Section504Coordinator@mtholyoke.edu

Title IX Coordinator

Inquiries regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments/ discrimination based on sex and gender (including sexual harassment, gender based harassment, and sexual violence).

Title IX Coordinator Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Mary Lyon Hall
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-2500
titleixofficer@mtholyoke.edu

For Athletics
Associate Athletics Director
Summer Hutcheson
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-2276
shutches@mtholyoke.edu

 

For Employees
Executive Director of Human Resources
Heidi Friedman
1 Skinner Hall
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
413-538-3626
hfriedma@mtholyoke.edu 

Grievance Procedure

The College has also established a grievance procedure to address complaints discrimination and harassment within our community. This process is available to all community members and to job applicants, prospective students, visitors, and guests. It is our hope that the grievance procedure will support individual efforts to resolve conflict directly (when it is safe and appropriate to do so) with the goal of restoration, not punishment. Linked here is the full grievance procedure. The procedure outlines:

  • examples of discriminatory conduct,
  • alternative resolution options
  • the statement of confidentiality and privacy,
  • our timeline to review a complaint,
  • the designation of the hearing officer and investigator,
  • examples of interim remedies that can be put in place to redress the harassment, such as residence hall reassignment, no-contact agreement, or academic adjustments,
  • the investigation process, and
  • the appeal procedure.

The Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is a comprehensive guidebook that articulates policies and procedures developed to support the cocurricular life of the College. The handbook also includes a step-by-step review of the campus disciplinary system. We expect all enrolled students to review, understand, and abide by the handbook’s policies and regulations.

There are several compliance related policies included in the handbook. I have linked a few here for your review.