Title IX Informational Session for faculty members will take place on Wednesday, February 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Theater. Sandy Chung (vice president for human resources and Title IX coordinator for compliance) and Matthew Rygg (associate vice president for student development and Title IX coordinator for education) will be present, as will Tom Greene, provost. Chung and Rygg will provide an overview of the work done this year by the Title IX team, and will respond to questions. Please submit questions in advance using this form.
There will be a brown bag lunch session on Title IX open to all employees on Friday, January 11, from noon to 1 p.m., in the quiet side of Bauccio Commons, according to Meg Farra, human resources. Please come if you have questions or would like to learn more about the University’s efforts to address Title IX requirements.
Please RSVP to Farra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title IX is offering three brown bag lunch sessions for staff and faculty to learn more about Title IX. To attend, please join in one of the upcoming informational sessions:
- Thursday, December 6, noon to 1 p.m., quiet side of the Commons
- Friday, December 7, noon to 1 p.m., 5th floor conference room, Waldschmidt Hall
- Friday, January 11, noon to 1 p.m., quiet side of the Commons
Please contact Meg Farra, human resources, with any questions at email@example.com.
Lauretta Frederking, acting assistant provost and professor of political science, has been appointed as the University’s new Title IX coordinator. Frederking will work with Fr. John Donato, C.S.C., in his capacity as deputy Title IX coordinator for students; Matt Baasten, associate provost, in his position as deputy Title IX coordinator for faculty, and Bill Jenkins, human resources, as deputy Title IX coordinator for staff. Bryn Sopko, departing associate vice president for human resources, will complete all Title IX cases currently open and Frederking will assume responsibility for all new cases effective immediately.
Additional information regarding the Title IX process, resources, and contact information can be found at this link.
The University of Portland is committed to ensuring equal access to education in an environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment and interpersonal violence. Anyone impacted by violence is encouraged to contact the Title IX coordinator, Bryn M. Sopko. The Title IX resources will now include representation for students, faculty and staff. Beginning immediately, the new Title IX deputy coordinators will be:
- For students: Rev. John J. Donato, C.S.C., associate vice president for student development (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For faculty: Matt Baasten, associate provost and Graduate School dean (email@example.com)
- For staff: Stacey Watanabe, human resources employee relations and training manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As a reminder, all inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Title IX coordinator, Title IX deputy coordinators, or to the assistant secretary for civil rights of the Department of Education. The University’s Title IX coordinator is Bryn M. Sopko, director of human resources, 8987 or email@example.com. For further information, please review the Title IX homepage: http://www.up.edu/titleix.
Effective July 1, Bryn Sopko, director of human resources, will become the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Bryn will replace Elayne Shapiro, who has filled the role since July 2011. As a reminder, all inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Title IX coordinator, deputy Title IX coordinator, or to the assistant secretary for civil rights of the Department of Education. The University’s Title IX coordinator and deputy Title IX coordinator are:
- Bryn M. Sopko Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources 501 Waldschmidt Hall, MSC 168 (503) 943-8987 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristina S. Houck Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Training and Education Kenna Hall 027, MSC 147 (503) 943-8125 or email@example.com
For more information contact Danielle Hermanny, general counsel and executive assistant to the president, at 7401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristina Houck has been appointed as Title IX deputy director for training and education, according to Title IX coordinator Elayne Shapiro, communication studies. She also serves as wellness education and prevention program coordinator for the University.
Please note that the Early Alert form, available on both the Early Alert and Title IX page, now requests a brief summary, as well as source of the information (i.e. victim, witness, 3rd party or anonymous). Mandated reporting requires a completed report even if the information is second-hand. This is a modification to information that personnel may have received last year through Title IX training. From this point forward, please be sure to complete a report to Title IX for any incident of sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, sexual assault, or sexual discrimination you are made aware of; whether it be a report from a victim, a witness, a third party, or something of which you are personally aware.
Please note that Title IX can provide accommodations for victims, including a change in class schedule, alternative housing options, counseling, and assisting the victim in feeling safe and able to fully participate in campus activities.
For more information contact Shapiro at 7349 or email@example.com.