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Title IX related concerns, information, and reporting

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to fostering a culture based on strong values of respect, responsibility and integrity. To fulfill this mission, all of us are expected to perform our work in an ethical and accountable manner, and interact with our colleagues and associates with professional respect in keeping with established policies and procedures. WHOI is committed to providing an environment free from gender-based discrimination. Gender-based discrimination, including sexual misconduct, committed by WHOI students, staff, or faculty will not be tolerated. This applies to academic, educational, at-sea and other Institution operated programs.

Students Filing a Title IX Incident May Contact

  • WHOI Title IX Coordinator: or 508-289-2848
  • WHOI HR EEO Officer: or 508-289-2705
  • WHOI Dean or Associate Dean: 508-289-2200

WHOI Resources Available

  • Employee and Student Assistance Program (ESAP): 800-648-9557

KGA offers free, confidential consultations, counseling and targeted referrals at no cost to you. Contact the ESAP 24/7 at: 800-648-9557 or visit and entering company code: WHOI

The WHOI Ethics Hotline is available to you through EthicsPoint. Offering integrated telephone and web-based anonymous hotline reporting services, EthicsPoint provides individuals with the tools and information necessary to report, receive, investigate, and analyze all identified issues that may be inconsistent with our policies.

Materials used to train WHOI’s Title IX Coordinator can be found at

Independence House is the only comprehensive community-based organization on Cape Cod providing free and confidential specialized services and widespread programs for children (ages 5+), teens, adults and the later-in-life community who are survivors of, or impacted by domestic or sexual violence. All Independence House staff meet the statutory requirements of The Massachusetts General Laws (MGL Chapter 233, Sections 20J and 20K).