Title IX at Scripps College

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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Mission Statement

Title IX, landmark federal legislation enacted 45 years ago, is at its core about removing barriers to education based on sex discrimination. Title IX is well known for creating equity in sports for women and girls, but it has also been applied to break down barriers in other educational programming, such as math and science. Sexual harassment, too, has long been prohibited under Title IX, but in recent years, the focus has been on reducing specific forms of harassment—sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking—on college campuses.

As a women’s college, Scripps regards such behavior as inimical to its educational purposes and to the respect for individuals that it holds to be essential in all aspects of its institutional life. Scripps provides education, support, and reporting options to address sexual misconduct or other harassing behavior prohibited by Title IX and collge policy and to prevent its recurrence.

Meet the Staff

The Title IX team is responsible for responding to allegations of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment—that is stopping the behavior, preventing its recurrence, and remedying its effects.

Sally Steffen
Title IX Coordinator
x77142

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Jennifer Berklas
HR Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
x77976

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Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert
Associate Dean of Faculty
Deputy Title IX Coordinator (focusing on matters involving faculty)
Associate Professor of Biology
x79100

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Leslie Schnyder
Assistant Dean for Academic Resources and Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
x18277

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Care and Support Services

Title IX provides a variety of services and resources to the College, including academic support, connecting individuals to appropriate care and support resources, educational programming for the College, and coordinating cross-campus matters with Title IX offices across the Consortium.

Reporting Resources

Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

For more information, contact Scripps Title IX Coordinator Sally Steffen at ssteffen@scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-7142.