Title IX

Title IX

“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.” (OCR)

The New School prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender on campus. TNS has committed to affirming the dignity of all students by educating TNS community about Title IX and gender discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct (TNS website).

Pregnant Students

Pregnant students are also covered by Title IX legislation. (To read the full legislation click here). According to the National Women’s Law Center, pregnant students are to be granted equal access to classes and extracurricular activities, reasonable accommodations in the classroom, excused absences and/or time to make up missed classes when related to pregnancy and childbirth. The legislation’s ultimate goal is to protect against discrimination (National Women’s Law Center, 2015 and the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights).

Title IX Coordinator

TNS has a Title IX coordinator who is there to support you, particularly if you are unable to get accommodations for your pregnancy. Her contact details are:

Jennifer Francone, AVP for Student Life

72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor

New York, NY 10011

212.229.5900 x3656


For TNS staff and faculty, if you are having problems with harassment, discrimination or need guidance with a student, feel free to reach out Ms. Francone, or:

Jerry Cutler, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor

New York, NY 10011



Read more about your rights and responsibilities as student, staff and faculty regarding pregnancy in college: