Areas of Study


“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”

—20 U.S.C. § 1681

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs, which receive federal financial assistance. Athletics are one component of Title IX. Other programs and activities which may be included are: recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and scholarships; course offerings and access; hiring and retention; and, benefits and leave. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities.

Gallaudet University does not discriminate in its employment or admissions practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender*. Gallaudet University also prohibits retaliation against any person for opposing discrimination or for participating in or refusing to participate in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about non-compliance should be directed to a Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Gallaudet University Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

The Title IX Coordinator monitors compliance with the regulations of this law. Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance, may contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator by making a report found here.

Jennie Sivak, Title IX Coordinator
Gallaudet University College Hall B18
800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington DC, 20002
V/VP: 202.759.1734
Fax: 202.651.5344
Email: Contact

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at:

Student – Report Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Reporting form for Students

Non-Student – Report Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Reporting form for Non-Students

Policies & Procedures


Meet the Team

Jennie Sivak

Title IX Coordinator

Amy Rousseau

Director Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

Liza Offreda

Head Women's Soccer Coach/Senior Women Administrator

Rosalyn Prickett

Manager Human Resources

Bobby Acton

Student Support Advisor


Gallaudet requires all students and employees to complete Title IX training on an annual basis to promote a healthy and safe campus environment. Additionally, the university is required under federal law; specifically Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, also known as the “Campus SaVE Act,” to administer training on sexual misconduct and relationship violence to all students and employees on an annual basis.

Contact Us

Title IX

Jennie Sivak

College Hall B18

(202) 759-1734

(202) 651-5344

8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
Select what best describes your relationship to Gallaudet University so we can effectively route your email.
By submitting this form, I opt in to receive select information and deaf resources from Gallaudet University via email.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.