Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator oversees the prompt investigation of complaints alleging sexual harassment; reviews findings as to whether sexual harassment occurred; reviews proposed remedies (including interim measures) necessary to address the sexual harassment, eliminate any hostile environment, and prevent its reoccurrence; and serves as consultant to any disciplinary hearing panel where sexual harassment has been determined to have occurred to ensure the Colleges compliance with Title IX.

The College has designated and authorized Erin Ferrara, Director of Accessibility, Student Support, and Title IX Coordinator, to serve as the College's Title IX Coordinator, and to coordinate the College's efforts to comply with Title IX. For general Title IX questions email titleix@champlain.edu.

When to Contact the Title IX Coordinator

Please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator, if you:

  • Wish to understand your options, if you think you may have experienced sexual misconduct
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may be a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected
  • Have questions about Champlain College's policies and procedures

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for:

  • The development, scheduling, and implementation of events hosted by or supported by College leadership to raise awareness in the campus community about all forms of sex discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual assault). These events also raise awareness about the College's policies and procedures and reinforce to the College community that these topics are important to the College administration.
  • Providing information to students and employees regarding their Title IX rights and responsibilities, including information about the resources available on and off campus, the formal and informal complaint processes, the availability of interim measures, and the ability to file a complaint with local law enforcement and complaint with the College simultaneously.
  • The development, scheduling, and implementation of necessary periodic Title IX training for the College community, including students and employees.
  • Periodic review and assessment of the Colleges Title IX policies and procedures, to ensure that they are clear and consolidated to the maximum extent possible to provide an efficient resource for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of annual assessments (i.e. surveys) of campus climate with regard to sexual harassment and sexual violence.

 

Deputy Coordinators

The College also assigns Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Deputy Coordinators often serve as investigators or supervise investigations for complaints involving respondents which align with their specific population (on-campus students, online students, employees, etc.).

 

Champlain's Title IX Team

The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators can be contacted by email, phone, or in person during regular office hours. Materials can also be mailed to the Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Coordinator at 375 Maple Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

Erin Ferrara
Director of Accessibility, Student Support, and Title IX Coordinator
Skiff Hall, Room 116
eferrara@champlain.edu
(802) 865-5765

Bruce Bovat
Director, Campus Public Safety
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
bbovat@champlain.edu
(802) 860-2755

Gail MacDonald
Manager, Application Transfer Credit Review, Champlain College Online
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
gmacdonald@champlain.edu
(802) 522-3891

Kaelyn Murray
Academic Advisor, Champlain College Online
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
kmurray@champlain.edu
(802) 865-5735

Sara Quintana
Director of Talent & Strategy
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
squintana@champlain.edu
(802) 865-5417

Cory Davis
Director of Community Standards
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
cory.davis@champlain.edu
(802) 865-6428

 

Title IX Trainings

In compliance with the May 2020 Title IX regulations, the College has recently provided the following Title IX training.

Coordinator Trainings

Grand River Solutions | Title IX Training, July 2022

(Accessible Version of Slide Deck)

Report Emergencies

  • If you feel threatened or know of someone who is in extreme distress, call 911.
  • Campus Public Safety is another resource: (802) 865-6465.
  • The Student Care & Response Team does NOT respond directly to emergencies.

Report a Concern