Title IX

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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 

University of Maryland, Baltimore holds Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery as our shared Core Values. Sexual misconduct is destructive and contradicts our Core Values.

Through our commitment to Respect and Integrity, as a community, we are expected to treat everyone with dignity and civility. An inclusive environment strengthens UMB. The UMB Community is called, in providing for our community’s Well-being and Sustainability, to promote a culture that does not tolerate sexual misconduct and seeks to prevent the harm

UMB Core Values

sexual misconduct causes our community. UMB calls upon our community to demonstrate their commitment to Equity and Justice, reporting sexual misconduct they experience, observe, or suspect. UMB is committed responding promptly and equitably to reported sexual misconduct.

Our Core Values call upon all members of the UMB community to be curious and to find new ways to respond to challenges through Innovation and Discovery, learning and applying the letter and the spirit of UMB’s Policies related to sexual misconduct.


 

UMB’s Title IX Coordinator

Mary MacFadden

Mary MacFadden, MS, BSN, CCEP

Title IX Coordinator, Director
410-706-4938    mmacfadden@umaryland.edu

Mary MacFadden is the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Title IX coordinator. She holds a master’s degree in Regulatory Sciences from UMB as well as a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and bachelor’s degree in Arts from Gettysburg College. Ms. MacFadden is a certified Title IX coordinator through ATIXA and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. In addition to serving as Title IX coordinator, Ms. MacFadden is the research subject advocate through the Human Research Protection Program.

 

Announcements

Updated - Resource Guide for Students on Sexual Misconduct
December 2020 - UMB's Resource Guide for Students on Sexual Misconduct has been updated and posted to the Title IX Resources and References page.

This resource contains information and definitions from UMB’s policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct, as well as information about on-campus and off-campus resources available to UMB students. This brochure also includes risk reduction information, general information and recommendations about what to do in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, and UMB’s procedures for responding to sexual misconduct.

Found here: Resources and References

CAO Letter - Updates to Title IX Regulations

August 14th, 2020 - A letter from Dr. Susan Buskirk, the University's Chief Accountability Officer concerning the updates to Title IX regulations, effective today.

The Department of Education has issued new regulations regarding Title IX
The Department of Education has issued new regulations regarding Title IX that go into effect on August 14, 2020.

A Summary of the Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rules can be found on the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, website at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/titleix-summary.pdf.  

Letter Regarding Updates to Title IX Regulations

May 13, 2020 - A letter from Dr. Susan Buskirk, the University's Chief Accountability Officer concerning the updates to Title IX regulations going into effect on August 14, 2020.

MANDATORY Equal Access Training Courses for UMB Employees, Students, and Affiliates

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has partnered with Student Success to provide the “Not Anymore” Primary Prevention Program. "Not Anymore" is an interactive online program designed to educate about the prevention of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking.


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

UMB President Perman's Aug, 2018 Letter to the Community

Read UMB President Perman's Aug, 2018 Letter to the Community President Letter.

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)

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, protected veteran's status, or age in its programs and activities. Specifically, University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the operation of its education program in accordance with Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106. University of Maryland, Baltimore’s prohibitions on discrimination extend to its admissions and hiring processes.  The UMB Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: https://www.umaryland.edu/policies-and-procedures/library/administration/policies/vi-100c.php

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the UMB Title IX Coordinator, Mary MacFadden, or the Director of the Office of Civil Right, U. S. Department of Education, or both.