Contact Info
          Office of Social Equity
          Reeder Hall, Third Floor
          219 Meadville Street
          Edinboro, PA  16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2167
          Fax: (814) 732-2153
          Email: equalopportunity@edinboro.edu

          Ronald A. Wilson, J.D.
          Director of Social Equity and Title IX Coordinator
          Office: 306 Reeder Hall
          Phone: (814) 732-1259
          Email: rwilson@edinboro.edu

          Jordan McMillan
          Administrative Support
          Office: Reeder Hall, 304
          Phone: (814) 732-1250
          Email: jgass@edinboro.edu

          Title IX Coordinators



          The Title IX Coordinators at Edinboro University ensure that Title IX and ADA/Section 504 are being followed and offer support and legal assistance to those with problems or complaints about discrimination.

          Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. 

          According to the April 4, 2011, Dear Colleague Letter from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

          • The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime. 
          • Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX.
          • Sexual violence, as that term is used in this letter, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX. 

          Edinboro University Title IX Coordinators

          Ronald A. Wilson, J.D. – Director of Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator 
          Phone: (814) 732-1259
          Email: equalopportunity@edinboro.edu

          The University’s Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX complaints, including complaints involving gender equity in athletics, as well as identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.

          Michelle Ritzel- Deputy Title IX Coordinator
          Director of Campus Life & Leadership Development
          Phone: 814-732-1457
          Email: mritzel@edinboro.edu

          The Deputy Title IX Coordinator oversees Title IX complaints at Edinboro’s main campus, as well as identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Title IX (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.) states that "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(a). Title IX requires universities to ensure an environment free of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. This obligation is not limited to athletics.

          Janet Bowker – Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Porreco College
          Director and Outreach Coordinator, Porreco College
          Phone: (814) 836-1955
          Email: bowker@edinboro,edu

          The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Porreco College oversees all Title IX complaints at Porreco College, as well as identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Title IX (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.) states that "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(a). Title IX requires universities to ensure an environment free of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. This obligation is not limited to athletics.

          Gender Equity in Athletics

          Bruce Baumgartner – Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
          Director, Edinboro University Athletics
          Phone: (814) 732-1823
          Email: bbaumgartner@edinboro.edu

          The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics monitors the provision of equal athletic opportunities in athletics programs which is specifically addressed in the Title IX implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. § 1 06.41. The Title IX implementing regulation, at 34 C.F.R. § 106.41 (a) states that “no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be treated differently from another person or otherwise be discriminated against in any interscholastic, intercollegiate, club or intramural athletics offered by a recipient, and no recipient shall provide any such athletics separately on such basis.”

          Individuals with concerns about gender equity in athletics are encouraged to contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender.