Title IX Administrative Offices and Additional Resources

The UNH Community highly values personal responsibility, mutual respect for the safety of others, care for those whose personal rights and safety have been compromised, and swift discipline for those who act to harm another.

The University has a full range of programs and services to support an individual impacted by sexual violence—which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, unwanted sexual contact, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, relationship abuse, dating violence, and stalking (including cyber-stalking).

Affirmative Action and Equity Office

The Affirmative Action and Equity Office is responsible for the oversight of the University’s compliance with federal and state laws related to the following: affirmative action, equal employment opportunities and preventing and responding to discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, race, national origin, color, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, or pregnancy.  It is also responsible for campus initiatives aimed at creating a diverse, welcoming and equitable campus.
 

In addition, the Title IX Coordinator for UNH is responsible for overseeing the investigation of Title IX related complaints (discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual harassment and sexual violence) and overseeing training for investigators and employees on their responsibilities under Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator also considers requests for interim measures in Title IX cases, and works with impacted parties, faculty, staff and others on deciding whether interim protective measures should be granted in a sexual violence matter.

 

Donna Marie Sorrentino, M.P.A.
Director & Title IX Coordinator
105 Main St - Thompson Hall 305
Durham, NH 03824-3547
(603) 862-2930
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dms@unh.edu

UNH Police Department

The University of New Hampshire Police Department provides public safety services including law enforcement, crime prevention and suppression, emergency response, investigation, and information to the University of New Hampshire community 24 hours a day, every day of the week.  UNHPD are typically the first responders to sexual violence incidents.  The police are a great resource for helping with seeking and enforcing restraining or stay away orders and as protection if you believe you are threatened or harassed.

Chief Paul Dean
University Police Department
18 Waterworks Road
Durham, NH 03824-3547
(603) 862-1427 / or 911
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paul.dean@unh.edu

https://www.unh.edu/upd

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students works with the Title IX Coordinator to determine whether an independent investigator will be appointed to investigate an incident, and also to make the ultimate decision of whether to refer a case to the Community Standards for conduct proceedings consistent with UNH's Code of Conduct.  In less serious matters, the Dean of Students also serves to meet with students to discuss UNH's expectations for student behavior.

John T. Kirkpatrick
Senior Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students
105 Main St - Thompson Hall
Durham, NH 03824-3547
(603) 862-2053
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ted.kirkpatrick@unh.edu

https://www.unh.edu/student-life

Community Standards

Community Standards supports and enforces standards of behavior designed to foster an environment of civility and respect where both rights and responsibilities are deeply valued.  Community Standards respects each and every UNH student by protecting their rights and ensuring fairness through the enforcement of University policies and regulations.

In sexual violence matters, Community Standards is involved in: the initial intake of an alleged incident; working with reporting students to determine their desired extent of involvement in the investigation process; notifying the responding student of the charges against them; granting interim restrictive measures during the pendency of the investigation, preparing charges against the responding party if matter is referred to conduct, and conducting a hearing.  Community Standards is also responsible for implementing sanctions.

Matthew Keegan, Director
5 Quad Way - Hitchcock Hall
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
(603) 862-3377
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matthew.keegan@unh.edu

https://www.unh.edu/ocs

Additional On-Campus Offices and Resources

Associate Dean (Manchester Campus)
Dan Reagan
(603) 641-4131

Assistant Dean of Students and TIX Deputy (Law School)
Lauren Berger
(603) 513-5171

UNHM Security Services (Manchester Campus)
(603) 641-4101

Office of Community, Equity and Diversity
(603) 862-1058

The Beauregard Center (All Campuses)
(603) 862-5204

Residential Life (Durham Campus)
(603) 862-2268

Center for Academic Resources (C-FAR) (Durham Campus)
(603) 862-3698

Questions and Complaints

Questions and complaints arising under Title IX may also be addressed to:

The United States Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights
5 Post Office Square, 8th floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

The Department of Justice, Boston Office

John Joseph Moakley United State Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Phone: (617) 748-3100 or TTY (617) 748-3696
Fax: (617) 748-3974

Questions related to sex discrimination in employment may be directed to:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, Massachusetts 02203
1-800-669-4000
Fax: 1-617-565-3196
TTY: 1-800-669-6820