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Title IX at MCPHS University – It’s All About Respect!

To the MCPHS University Community:

MCPHS University is committed to creating and fostering a positive learning, working and living environment where all members of our community can thrive. Federal laws, like Title IX (prohibiting discrimination based on sex or gender), the Clery Act (mandating reporting of crimes on campus), and the 2013 Campus SaVE Act (broadening the scope of responsibility to include dating violence, domestic violence and stalking), embody the obligations of colleges and universities to provide a safe and secure educational environment free from discrimination, harassment and violence.

It is important that all members of the MCPHS University community be part of our support and response systems for sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. We must all work together to sustain and improve robust and effective practices to address this serious issue.

As you review the information concerning Title IX on the MCPHS University web site, please feel free to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dawn Ballou, or me directly to express any concerns or to provide your suggestions to improve the University’s policies and practices.

Charles F. Monahan, Jr.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 – 20 U.S.C. § 1681-1688.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance…” – Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

MCPHS University is committed to providing a safe and positive living, learning, and working environment. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all students, staff, faculty, and visitors can enjoy the benefits and opportunities the University has to offer in an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Title IX Coordinator

Dawn M. Ballou, JD

Title IX Deputies

Katherine Decelles, Associate Controller

Jacinda Félix Haro, Senior Associate Dean of Students

Julia Golden-Battle, Assistant Dean of Students

Sue Gorman, NESA Executive Director

Eileen Katz, Director of Human Resources

Jessica Morris, Senior Associate Dean of Students

Rachel Newman, Director of Residence Life – Worcester

Irene Stefanakos, Director of Residential Living and Learning

Eric Thompson, Executive Director of Enrollment Services

Seth Wall, Executive Director
Worcester and Manchester Campuses

Public Safety
Kevin Nolan, Chief of Police

George Sherrill, Captain 
Worcester Public Safety

William Teuber, Lieutenant
Manchester Public Safety

Office of Student Affairs
Linda Brown, Senior Associate Dean of Students

Craig Mack, EdD, Dean of Students

MCPHS University has equitable procedures in place to promptly, thoroughly and fairly address concerns and complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination while being mindful of the rights and needs of all parties.

Title IX Brochure

Victims' Bill of Rights – Boston

Victims' Bill of Rights – Worcester

Victims' Bill of Rights – Manchester

In the case of an emergency, call 911 and then contact the University Office of Public Safety. In a non-emergency situation, contact the Office of Public Safety, which can provide assistance in notifying the appropriate law enforcement agency, e.g., police, District Attorney, etc.

Anyone who has witnessed, knows about, or has experienced sexual harassment or other sex discrimination, is encouraged to seek help and report his or her concerns. There are a number of ways to report concerns and to get needed information, assistance, and resources.

Retaliation of any kind against individuals who report concerns or who participate in an investigation process is prohibited.



911 – Emergency – All Campuses

BOSTON (non-emergency) 617-732-2900
WORCESTER (non-emergency) 508-373-5800
MANCHESTER (non-emergency) 603.314.1771 MCPHS/Emergency Information


Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputies (see above)

Dean of Students Office
BOSTON 617-732-2929
WORCESTER 508-373-5646
MANCHESTER 603-314-1783

University Hotline