Title IX Office
Goshen College’s Title IX Office ensures that our learning and working environment are safe from gender and sexual harassment, discrimination, and violence in many forms.
Goshen College Associate Academic Dean, Beth Martin Birky, Ph.D., serves as the Title IX Coordinator and the head of Goshen College’s Title IX Office. The Title IX Coordinator has the responsibility to oversee policy and procedures and coordinate training and education efforts.
When anyone reports various forms sexual harassment or assault defined in this policy to the Title IX Office, the Title IX Deputy Coordinator works with reporters and respondents to address and remedy situations and to help prevent further harm. Associate Professor of Sociology, Kendra Yoder, Ph.D., receives reports related to students and facilitates an equitable and timely processing of concerns. Dr. Yoder also leads prevention education for students and employees, and coordinates the Prevention Intervention Network (PIN), Goshen College’s bystander education program.
Title IX Advisory Committee
The Title IX Office works regularly with an Advisory Committee that includes administrators and faculty engaged in providing resources and support related to gender and sexual misconduct.
Goshen College Confidential Resources
Goshen College also offers a confidential support group, the Survivor Support Network, that meets for discussion, self-care, and support. Email email@example.com and a group coordinator will contact you. Your name will be held in confidence by the leaders and other members of the group.
Accessing confidential resources does not require reporting details of the situation or incident, although you may report to the Title IX Coordinator or any GC employee at any time. If you have experienced a crime, you may always contact the Goshen Police or Campus Safety (574-535-7599). GC employees are available to assist you in contacting law enforcement or seeking medical help.
Federal Oversight of Discrimination
Inquiries about Title IX rights and responsibilities may be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
For complaints involving employees:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
101 West Ohio St, Ste 1900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5 122