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The Office of Equity and Diversity

Rowan University

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in all educational settings for both students and employees. In compliance with Title IX, Rowan University does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any University program on the basis of sex/gender.

Student Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy

Rowan Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policies-Key Definitions

Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Complaint Form

Important Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct

NJ State Criminal Code Definitions


To file a complaint:

by phone via the 24 hr Hotline: 855-431-9967


via the web: https://

Complaints of any violation to Title IX will be investigated and addressed.


Complaints can be filed in person with any of the following:

For any Title IX complaints involving a student and an employee contact:

Dr. Johanna Velez-Yelin
Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity & Title IX Coordinator
124 Linden Hall, Glassboro Campus

Rhasheda Douglas
Title IX Manager, Office of Equity and Diversity
124 Linden Hall, Glassboro Campus


For student on student complaints please contact any of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators for Student Life,

Dr. Penny McPherson-Barnes, Associate Dean of Students
345 Savitz Hall, Glassboro Campus

Mr. Joseph Mulligan
Associate Dean of Students for Civic Involvement
Student Center 2nd Floor, Glassboro Campus

Mr. Travis Douglas
Director of Residential Learning and University Housing
Savitz Hall Ground Floor, Glassboro Campus


For Athletics please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics,

Ms. Penny Kempf, Associate Director of Athletics
Esby Gym, Glassboro Campus

Any Athletic Department complaint can also be made directly to the Coordinator or any of the Student Life Deputy Coordinators.


For Cooper Medical School of Rowan University please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Medical School,

Ms. Marion Lombardi
Chief Student Affairs Officer
CMSRU Medical Building, Camden

For The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for RowanSOM:

Ms. Paula Watkins
Director of Enrollment Services
Suite 210 Academic Center, Stratford,NJ

For the Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Diane Worrad
42 East Laurel Road
UDP, Suite 2200
Stratford, NJ

For Rowan University Graduate Medical Education please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator :

Terrence D. Brown
Suite , Academic Center Stratford, NJ

Green Dot:

Green Dot is a basic education program that provides participants with skills that can be used to prevent sexual violence within existing relationships and in daily activities before it occurs. For more information please visit their website on the link below:

What's your green dot?


For more information and facts on preventing sexual violence, please visit Rowan University's Sexual Violence Prevention Program website.

Sexual Violence Prevention Program


If you want to learn even more about your Title IX rights go to: