Fitchburg State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity, and affirmative action. We strive for a campus free from all forms of sexually harassing and violent behavior. The University is dedicated to providing an educational, working, and living environment for students, employees, and other members of the campus community.
- Read our EEO/Affirmative Action Plan
- Non Discrimination and Diversity Policy
- Confidentiality and Reporting Chart
This webpage has been created and designed to serve as a central source of information for the following, as they relate to Title IX, the Campus SaVE Act, the Clery Act, and university policy:
- Equal opportunity
- Affirmative action
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual violence
- Relationship violence
The University does not discriminate unlawfully in admission, access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs and activities on the basis of the following:
- National origin
- Gender, gender expression, or gender identity
- Marital or parental status
- Sexual orientation
- Genetic information
- Veteran status
The University prohibits unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment on all of those bases.
Discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and retaliation are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Such behavior violates these policies and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.
Violence, Harassment, and Stalking
When sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking occur, it deeply affects our entire community. Therefore, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of prevention and education. Expectations are clear, reporting processes are easily navigable, resources are readily available, and perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.
These policies apply in all university programs and activities, including, but not limited to:
- University housing
- University employment
These policies apply to all members of the University community, including, but not limited to:
- Campus visitors and guests
All claims of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and retaliation complaints from and about students, applicants, employees, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University may be addressed to:
- Rebecca Newell
Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity
The University prohibits retaliation against any person who:
- Files a claim, complaint, or charge under these policies or applicable law, or;
- Assists or participates in an investigation or resolution of such claim, complaint, or charge.
In addition, no university employee or agent may retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce or otherwise discriminate against any individual for exercising their rights or responsibilities under these policies. Retaliation is a serious violation of university policies and the University will take strong responsive action if it occurs, including disciplinary action up to and including termination or dismissal from campus.
We will continue to support all members of our community and promote a culture free from harassment, violence and discrimination. However, we can't do it alone. We need your participation, feedback, ideas, and commitment.
- Kimberly Page, Director of Human Resources
- Lindsay Carpenter Connors, Director of Career Services and Advising Center
- Joseph Flanagan, Assistant Director for Care and Community Standards, Student Affairs
- Tim St. John, Dean of Students
- Matthew Lechter, Executive Director of Housing and Residential Services
- Kristina Braun, Associate Director of Housing Operations
Learn how to report concerns.
We will continue to support all members of our community and promote a culture free from harassment, violence and discrimination. However, we can't do it alone. We need your participation, feedback, ideas, and commitment
- Campus Security Authority Reference Guide (PDF)
- Clery Act Summary (Jeanne Clery Act)
- Counseling Services
- FAVE (Fitchburg Anti-Violence Education)
- Health Services
- National Hotline Information
- Office on Violence Against Women (VAWA)
- Responsible Employees Guidelines (PDF)
- Student Conduct Mediation and Education
- Title IX Resource Brochure (PDF)
- University Police
Learn more about our Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who ensure students, faculty, and staff affected by bias or a bias-related incident have access to appropriate resources and assists the university in its response in situations that may impact the overall campus climate around diversity and inclusion.
Fitchburg State University is an institutional member of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). See Title IX Team trainings.
Fitchburg State University is committed to equal and integrated inclusion of individuals with disabilities and is continually improving accessibility of our campus, programs and activities. Learn more about our ADA Compliance.