Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students is among the University’s highest priorities, and responding promptly and appropriately to complaints of sexual misconduct is central to that aim.

About this Office

The Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer (AVP) is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the University’s efforts to comply with Title IX and foster gender equity. The AVP also oversees the investigation of complaints against Penn faculty, staff and enrolled students alleging violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

The Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer works with the Penn community to implement the Sexual Misconduct Policy which became effective July 1, 2019. This office also works within the Penn community to educate students, faculty and staff about the process for responding to these complaints and assists with educational efforts to prevent sexual violence. Throughout the investigative process, the AVP ensures that those making complaints and those responding to complaints are treated fairly and respectfully.

Policies

 

Sexual Misconduct Complaint Procedures

Resources

Contact Information

Joann Mitchell, Acting AVP & Title IX Officer
3901 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3682
Tel: 215.898.2887
Fax: 215.898.3770
titleIXofficer@upenn.edu

Deborah A. Harley, Investigative Officer
3901 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3682
Tel: 215.898.2887
Fax: 215.898.3770
harleyd@upenn.edu