Assume leadership and direction of the University compliance efforts and education of the campus community regarding Title IX rights and responsibilities, and university nondiscrimination policies, including the processes for filing complaints for purposes of investigation and resolutions;
Lead and monitor the university’s overall implementation of federal and state civil rights compliance.
Maintain current knowledge of emerging regulatory trends and requirements, federal and state laws, and applicable University policies related to Title IX and other federal and state civil rights statutes.
Monitors and implements Title IX compliance, in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements, federal and state laws, and applicable university policies.
Monitors and implements compliance with other federal and state civil rights statutes.
Reviews education/training programs and data/records pertaining to sexual misconduct complaints, investigations and findings on an annual basis, incorporating input from community partners, to assess effectiveness of campus efforts to prevent sexual misconduct, and
Recommend changes, as appropriate, to senior administrators.
Training, Development, and Implementation
Develop, implement and coordinate training for the campus community, which includes: students, faculty, and staff; “responsible employees” and ”first responders” who receive complaints, and investigators and adjudicators of complaints.
Complaint Investigation and Resolution
Manage the receipt, investigation, and disposition of complaints.
Ensure prompt, thorough, objective and confidential resolutions to complaints.
Actively collaborate with campus departments and agencies including the University Health Center, Counseling Center, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Department of Resident Life in overseeing reported cases, victim assistance, and student education programs.
Collaborate with Staff, Faculty and Graduate Student Ombuds Officers and the University Equity Officer in monitoring emerging cases and assisting victims.
Consult and collaborate with President’s Legal Counsel on specific cases and current regulatory activities and developments.
Prompt reporting is encouraged. Persons may report allegations of sexual misconduct at any time, and are encouraged to report promptly in order to maximize the University’s ability to obtain evidence, identify potential witnesses and conduct a thorough, prompt, and impartial investigation.
UMD Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)
Reporting Obligations of Responsible University Employees
Federal law and UMD Policy requires that the Title IX Officer receive notice of all reports of sexual misconduct. This means that all disclosures of different types of sexual misconduct shared with a "Responsible University Employee," must be reported to the Title IX Office at email@example.com
A responsible employee includes all University administrators, supervisors, faculty members, law enforcement, coaches, trainers, and resident assistants. It also includes individuals who are perceived as having the authority or duty to take action or to report sexual misconduct to the University. A Responsible University Employee who receives a report of sexual misconduct must promptly notify the Title IX Officer of the report.
The Title IX Officer will work collaboratively with the reporting entity, and operates with discretion to maintain the privacy of all persons involved.
University of Maryland,
4200 Lehigh Rd, Susquehanna Hall 3101,
College Park, MD 20742
The Raise Your Voice website provides one easy-to-navigate source of information about University resources, services, policies, and other necessary information regarding sexual assault prevention and sexual misconduct. You'll also find links to pertinent resources from other relevant University offices.