Joy Gaslevic named new Title IX coordinator for Johns Hopkins University

She has been in the Educational Affairs Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office since 2007

Johns Hopkins University will welcome Joy Gaslevic of the Maryland Attorney General's Office as its new assistant vice provost and Title IX coordinator, starting June 1, JHU Provost Robert C. Lieberman announced Tuesday in a message to the university community.

As part of the Office of Institutional Equity, Gaslevic will conduct investigations of Title IX complaints filed by individuals at the university and oversee education and training activities related to sex discrimination, including sexual violence.

Joy Gaslevic

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Since 2007, Gaslevic has been in the Educational Affairs Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, where she has represented a number of University of Maryland System schools and served as senior counsel for advice. She is considered an expert on Title IX issues for that office. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School and has a bachelor's degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

"She is known by her colleagues as an extremely collaborative and collegial partner and will bring her extensive knowledge and great warmth to this important position," Lieberman wrote in his announcement.

The university has taken a number of important steps this year, Lieberman added, including the implementation of its new sexual misconduct policies for students, faculty, and staff. It has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Baltimore Police Department to further efforts to address sexual violence, and is working on a memorandum of understanding with Turnaround Inc., a confidential resource in Baltimore. It is also continuing campuswide training efforts and plans to roll out a new online training this summer.

The Sexual Violence Advisory Committee will meet throughout the summer, Lieberman said, to focusing on increasing communications and outreach to the university community about the resources available at Johns Hopkins to address sexual misconduct.

Sara Slaff will continue to serve as interim Title IX coordinator until June 1, and any individual who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct at the university is encouraged to contact her at 410-516-8075 or

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