Thomas College Title IX

Thomas College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Thomas College has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination, sexual misconduct, or harassment on the basis of protected class status, and for allegations of retaliation. Thomas College values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.

If you have experienced an incident of discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment or retaliation, Thomas College encourages you to report the incident.

Options for Assistance / Reporting

Title IX Team

Lisa Desautels-Poliquin
Title IX Senior Coordinator
Student Affairs Office – AD-127
(207) 859-1220
[email protected]

Michelle Joler-Labbe
Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources Office – AD-220
(207) 859-1240
[email protected]

Aracelis Mason-Pollard
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator
Student Affairs Office – AD-127
(207) 859-1216
[email protected]

Confidential Resources

On-Campus licensed professional counselors (for students)

  • Carol Jollotta – Ayotte Center, AD-127A, (207) 859-1245 or ext. 245
  • Gretchen Fall-Sawyer – Ayotte Center, AD-127A, (207) 859-1241 or ext. 241

On-Campus health service providers (for students)

  • Cheryl Daggett – Grant Hall, (207) 859-1401 or ext. 401

Confidential Resource Advisor (CRA) (for students and employees)

Thomas College has chosen to partner with Sexual Assault Crisis and Support (SAC&SC) to provide CRA services for both students and employees. The CRA can provide free and confidential advocacy services related to sexual violence. The CRA is familiar with Thomas’ policy and resources.

1-800-871-7741 or www.silentnomore.org

Off-Campus Resources (students and employees)

  • Licensed professional counselors and other medical providers
  • Local rape crisis counselors to include a Confidential Resource Advisor (CRA) familiar with Thomas College’s policy/resources
  • Domestic violence resources
  • Local or state assistance agencies
  • Clergy/Chaplains
  • Attorneys
For representation, Respondents may wish to contact organizations such as:

Emergency Resources

  • 24-hr. Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line: 1-800-871-7741
    • Confidential Resource Advisor (CRA) familiar with Thomas can be requested
  • Family Violence Project: 1-877-890-7788
  • Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center: www.silentnomore.org
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime: https://victimsofcrime.org/

Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Waterville Police Department – 10 Colby St, Waterville, ME 04901: (207) 680-4700
  • Thomas College office of Safety and Security – Ayotte Center, Room AD-128: (207) 859-1399 or ext. 399

Rights of Students and Employees

Students and employees have the right to: 

(1) Notify or decline to notify a law enforcement agency, including campus, local or state police, of an   alleged incident of sexual violence, intimate partner violence or stalking

(2) Obtain a court-issued or institution-issued protection order against a responding party involved with the alleged incident of sexual violence, intimate partner violence or stalking

The College’s disciplinary proceedings may not serve as a substitute for the criminal justice process.

Federal Policy Inquiries or concerns may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Or, for concerns involving employees contact Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)