Introducing our New Title IX Coordinator

September 13, 2019

Dear Harvard College Students,

I am writing to share with you the exciting news that Erin Clark, Director of Title IX Coordination for the Chicago Public Schools, has been appointed as the new Title IX Coordinator for Students at Harvard College. This role is a critically important part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of every single student, and we are delighted that Erin will bring her wealth of experience to our community.

In her role with the Chicago Public Schools, Erin provided leadership in the opening of the Office of Student Protections and Title IX, where she has led a team that responds to all reports of sexual misconduct and sexual and gender discrimination impacting students in the District, while enacting new policies and procedures to enhance student safety and staff accountability and compliance. Previously, she led Northwestern University’s Center for Awareness, Response and Education through a three year Office on Violence against Women grant. There her team was responsible for sexual violence prevention programming, sexual health education, and confidential advocacy services for students impacted by sexual misconduct. Prior to these roles she spent several years working for advocacy and service organizations including Break the Cycle and the Office on Violence Against Women in Washington, DC, and the Women and Families Center in Middletown, CT.

In her new position, Erin will oversee Title IX for the College, ensuring that students are aware of all available resources and options for reporting and receiving support for issues related to sexual and/or gender-based harassment, addressing any concerns or potential violations that come up; managing education and outreach programs; collaborating with Title IX Coordinators from across the University as well as the University’s Title IX Office; and conducting trainings for staff, among many other duties.

Erin will begin her new role on October 2nd. Please join me in welcoming her to Harvard College.

Kind Regards,

Katie O’Dair
Dean of Students