Title IX

Sexual Harassment, Violence, and Nondiscrimination

  • "I can't believe they said that to me, even if they said they were joking."

    Remarks about another person’s clothing, body, sexual activities, sexual preferences, gender identity, or sexual orientation, as well as teasing, jokes, remarks, or gestures that are sexual in nature may be sexual harassment.

  • "If I turn them down, will I lose my A?"

    Requesting or demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats about grades or academic assignments is sexual harassment.

  • "I wish they would stop looking at me like that. It makes me so uncomfortable."

    Unnecessarily staring at or touching, pinching, patting, or exposing another person's body is sexual harassment.

  • "Why do they keep texting me like this? I told them I'm not interested."

    Making unwanted communications of a sexual nature by phone, text, or any other means is sexual harassment.

Announcements

Academic Year 2017-18: MANDATORY Equal Access Training Courses for UMB Employees, Students and Affiliates

 

* MANDATORY Equal Access Training Courses for UMB Employees and Affiliates

Required by June 30, 2018, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

* MANDATORY Equal Access Training Courses for UMB Students

  • Compliance period: The 2017-2018 compliance period is currently in effect.  
  • Final compliance deadlines for the 2017-2018 academic year (final date to timely complete the training): 
    • Fall deadline (for new and continuing students enrolled in Fall 2017 classes): Oct. 31, 2017
    • Spring deadline (for new students entering in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018): March 31, 2018


UMB equal access training is required for all UMB employees, students, and affiliates! Access the appropriate link at www.umaryland.edu/titleix/training.

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Report Sexual Misconduct

To report an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact a member of the Title IX Compliance Team directly or you may file a report (anonymously if desired) through the UMB Ethics Point Hotline: Dial toll-free: 866-594-5220, or report online at HotlineIn case of emergency, please contact the local police at 911 or Campus Police at 711 (internal) or 410-706-3333 (external). 

UMB's Title IX Coordinator

Mikhel A. Kushner, JD, MSW
Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Accountability and Compliance
620 W. Lexington St., 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-1852
Email: mikhel.kushner@umaryland.edu

Statement Regarding Anti-Harassment Policies
A message from Dr. Roger J. Ward, the University's Chief Accountability Officer

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Sexual discrimination (which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence) is a destructive practice that goes against the values of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and is not tolerated in any form. Sexual harassment violates basic human rights as well as state and federal laws. It is the policy of the University to try to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment within our community.

The University is committed to conducting a prompt and equitable investigation into all reports of sexual harassment. I encourage any student who believes they have been subjected to sexual harassment to report all allegations to the Title IX Coordinator through the Office of Accountability and Compliance.

In addition, every student, faculty member, staff member, and administrator is required to become aware of and to support the University’s non-discrimination policies, and to work together to prevent sexual harassment.

Any student found to have engaged in sexual harassment will be promptly disciplined; such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion.  Any University faculty or staff found to have engaged in sexual harassment will be promptly disciplined, and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, termination of employment.

Should you have a report of sexual harassment involving a student, any comments or questions about University policies regarding students, or want more information about identifying and preventing sexual misconduct against students, please contact either the University’s Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Students) in the Office of Accountability and Compliance at 410-706-2281.

As a UMB faculty or staff employee, if you have questions regarding the policies, prevention, and reporting process, please contact either the University’s Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Personnel) in the Office of Accountability and Compliance at 410-706-2281.

Thank you for helping to make our campus a harassment-free environment.

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA
Chief Accountability Officer
Office of Accountability and Compliance
Lexington Building, 620 W. Lexington St., 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-706-2281
rward@umaryland.edu

(Issued Sept. 19, 2013; last revised Aug. 4, 2016)