Title IX Policy on Sexual Harassment

FINE Mortuary College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the college community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any college program or activity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from college programs or activities.
This Policy is designed to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment and to meet legal requirements, including: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; and  Massachusetts laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
It does not preclude application or enforcement of other college policies. It is the policy of the college to provide educational, preventative and training programs regarding sexual or gender-based harassment; to encourage reporting of incidents; to prevent incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment from denying or limiting an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s programs; to make available timely services for those who have been affected by discrimination; and to provide prompt and equitable methods of investigation and resolution to stop discrimination, remedy any harm, and prevent its recurrence.
Violations of this Policy may result in the imposition of sanctions up to, and including, termination, dismissal, or expulsion, as determined by the appropriate officials at the School. Retaliation against an individual for raising an allegation of sexual or gender-based harassment, for cooperating in an investigation of such a complaint, or for opposing discriminatory practices is prohibited. Submitting a complaint that is not in good faith or providing false or misleading information in any investigation of complaints is also prohibited.

Click on the link for the detailed policy (Detailed Title IX Policy)

Materials used to train for the Title IX coordinator, Title IX decision-makers, Title IX investigators, and all who implement informal resolution processes (According to 34 CFR Part 106.45(b)(10) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations)

  1. ATIXA Regulations Implementation
  2. ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Training 
  3. Meridians | Title IX Training 
  4. Voices for Change - Comprehensive 

Title IX Coordinator

FMC's Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of this policy and is designated by FMC to intake reports and Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment, provide supportive measures, and investigate alleged Sexual Harassment.  The contact information for FMC’s Title IX Coordinator is as follows:

Title IX Coordinator                 
Laura Hewey

Campus Manager/Title IX Coordinator
150 Kerry Place, Norwood MA 02062
(781) 762-1211

Any person can report sex discrimination, including Sexual Harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the alleged victim) in person, by mail, telephone, or e-mail, using the contact information listed above for the Title IX Coordinator. A report can be made at any time, including during non-business hours. However, responses to reports made outside of business hours, including during weekends and holidays, may be delayed.