Title IX

Pam LaValliere

Pam LaValliere, Director of Human Resources, is the College's Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator serves as the campus’ primary point of contact for those seeking information or wanting to report sexual harassment/sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with those who believe they have been victimized. The Title IX Coordinator can also provide information as well as refer to sources of support.

You can reach the Title IX Coordinator during business hours at 608-663-4304or at plavalliere@edgewood.edu.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX made non-discrimination based on gender a condition of participation in federally funded education programs. It guarantees equal access to educational programs funded by the federal government and applies to all recipients of federal funds – both public and private institutions, though there are religious exemptions. It also applies to educational program equity, such as in athletics, and also to sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Although Title IX applies to gender discrimination, like Title VII, it did not recognize sexual harassment as a form of discrimination until 1992 (Franklin v. Gwinnett Public Schools). 

Edgewood College is committed to staying compliant with Title IX training and as such all incoming Freshmen and Transfers are required to take online training called “Think About It” which helps prepare students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life. It addresses issues related to alcohol, drugs and sexual misconduct, and provides important information regarding Edgewood College policies and available resources. ​

CONFIDENTIAL CAMPUS RESOURCES

Disclosing information can help with healing and being informed on resources and victim rights. 
The following staff members can help you.

Megan Cobb-Sheehan, Licensed Psychologist
Personal Counseling Services
Dominican 121-122 (Lakeside Entrance) |608-663-2281
mcobb@edgewood.edu

Health Services Staff
Dominican 123 (Lakeside Entrance) | 608-663-8334

Mary Klink, Director for Spiritual Life
Dominican Life
222 Predolin | 608-663-3451
mklink@edgewood.edu

NON-CONFIDENTIAL CAMPUS RESOURCES

If you report an incident of sexual misconduct to the following people, the College is required by federal law to investigate the incident.
 
Pam LaValliere
Title IX Coordinator, Dir. of Human Resources
214 DeRicci | 608-663-3317
plavalliere@edgewood.edu

Arhelia Dalla Costa Behm

Employee Relations Manager

215A DeRicci      608-663-2387

Adallacostabehm@edgewood.edu

 

Heather Harbach

Dean of Students

219 Predolin    608-663-2313

HHarbach@edgewood.edu

 

Kelley Grorud
Associate Academic Dean
222 DeRicci | 608-663-2200
kgrorud@edgewood.edu

Tony Garcia
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
239 Predolin | 608-663-3274
tgarcia@edgewood.edu

Suann Saltzberry
Assistant Director of Athletics
D23 Edgedome | 608-663-3249
ssaltzberry@edgewood.edu

Mike Metcalf
Director of Security 
100 Weber | 608-663-4321
mmetcalf@edgewood.edu

O​FF-CAMPUS RESOURCES

Sources of information and advocacy

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

City of Madison Police Department
911 for emergency / 608-266-5938for non-emergency

The Dane County Rape Crisis Center offers support and information for anyone who has experienced past or recent sexual assault. All services are confidential. A Rape Crisis Center counselor is also on site on campus during specific weekday times.  Please contact Personal Counseling for a schedule.
608-251-7273 (24-hour hotline)

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services