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Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Clark University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Clark University provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct and assault. Jacqueline Capomacchio, Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, serves as the University's Title IX Coordinator, and oversees and provides leadership for the activities of the Title IX deputies, compliance related responsibilities and Title IX training.

Ms. Capomacchio can be reached at jcapomacchio@clarku.edu or 505-793-7397

Title IX Responsibilities

Clark University has appointed Title IX deputies to assist in developing an efficient and effective University response to each complaint and where appropriate, assist with investigations of particular situations.

The Title IX associates are:

  • Davis Baird, Provost
  • Trish Cronin, Interim Athletic Director
  • Sergeant Lauren Misale, University Police
  • Denise Darrigrand, Vice President For Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Paul Wykes, Business Manager

When Should You Contact the Title IX Coordinators or Deputies?

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator or a deputy. Contact the coordinator or deputy if you:

  • Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct
  • Learn of a situation that you believe may warrant a University investigation
  • Have questions about Clark's policies and procedures

Complaints may also be filed with University Police. They can be reached at 508-793-7575