Posted August 8th, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) is tasked with implementing and overseeing the University's compliance with, and enforcement of, the civil rights scheme of the United States as it applies to the University through our Non Discrimination Policy & Procedures and our Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures.

OCRSM is sometimes referred to as the Title IX office. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal dollars.

Complaint Response

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct responds to all discrimination complaints including sexual misconduct. Complaint response includes assessment, advice and referral, interim measures, and when appropriate, investigation. OCRSM is also responsible for tracking incidents and capturing data to help monitor our campus environment.

OCRSM is here to help. If you experience sexual misconduct (a form of sex discrimination) other forms of discrimination, harassment, or hate/bias, please report it to OCRSM. OCRSM handles all complaints discreetly. For more information about hate/bias, click here.

Prevention & Education

OCRSM develops and implements campus wide civil rights compliance training, including mandatory sexual misconduct training for students. We also produce resource materials like FAQs, videos, etc. and conduct in person presentations and trainings on civil rights issues, including Title IX.

If you have not received your assignment email from OCRSM regarding compliance training, visit the Training page on the OCRSM web site for login instructions. For more information about compliance training, please contact:

Kevin Webb, Training Manager
Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
Phone: 301 405 9897

Climate Survey

OCRSM in partnership with the School of Public Health administers the Student Experiences & Environment Survey (SEES) bi-annually. The SEES is a campus wide, student climate survey that the measures attitudes and beliefs about sexual misconduct on our campus.


OCRSM also sponsors the University's campus wide sexual misconduct public awareness campaign, Our Rule of Thumb. For more information about the campaign, click here.

Catherine A. Carroll, Director

#TransTerps campaign


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