Title IX

Resources and Information

Saint Mary’s College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of our community. Saint Mary’s will not tolerate sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct committed by or against students, staff or faculty.

We share the responsibility for creating a safer, more caring campus culture in which bias, harassment, and violence have no place—and every member of our community is able to flourish. Saint Mary’s complies with applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Support is available to anyone who has experienced gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct. Such Title IX violations may also be reported to the Title IX Coordinator using the College’s Incident Reporting Form or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators listed below.

Please Note: Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators are NOT a confidential source of support. While Title IX Coordinators will address complaints with sensitivity and will keep information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Title IX Coordinator: Kris Urschel

Title IX dedicated contact: 574-284-4777   | titleIX@saintmarys.edu  | kurschel@saintmarys.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Nadia Ewing, Director of Academic Advising and Registrar

574- 284-4560 | newing@saintmarys.edu

James J. Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA

574-284-4585  | jgillespie@saintmarys.edu  

Adriana Petty, Director of Multicultural and International Services

574-284-4861  | apetty@saintmarys.edu

Confidential Resources

The following resources will honor confidentiality unless there is an imminent danger to the individual or others.


Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO): 574-284-4081

Health and Counseling Center: 574-284-4805

S-O-S Rape Crisis Hotline of St. Joseph County: 574-289-4357

RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network): 800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233


Health and Counseling Center: 574-284-4805

Memorial Hospital of South Bend  (provides medical and/or forensic examinations 24/7): 574-647-1000

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SANE nurse available 24/7): 574-335-5000


Campus Ministry: 574-284-4805

Additional Resources

Saint Mary's Policy on Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct against Students

Report a Title IX Incident