Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.


St. Joseph School of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities, including but not limited to in admissions or employment.

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or harassment), to either or both of the following options:

  • Our Title IX Coordinator: In person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, including during non-business hours.
  • The U.S. Department of Education, Assistant Secretary

Name: Eileen Duggan, MSN, RN
Role: Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (603) 884-4647
Email: eduggan@covh.org

Sexual Violence

  • Sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of factors such as race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, class or profession. St. Joseph School of Nursing does not condone sexual misconduct of any kind and is dedicated to serving and supporting all victims without discrimination.
  • If you are a victim of violence, we are here to support you.

Help is a Call or Email Away

If you need to discuss a concern, report an incident or file a complaint, please don’t wait. Please contact our school’s Title IX Coordinator:

Name: Eileen Duggan, MSN, RN
Role: Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (603) 884-4647
Email: eduggan@covh.org


If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual or domestic violence, help is available 24-hours a day through the member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence https://www.nhcadsv.org.  To speak to an advocate, please contact your local crisis center.

To find the crisis center nearest you, please go to https://www.nhcadsv.org/member-programs.html or call 1-866-644-3574 to be connected with an advocate for free and confidential services. You don’t have to be in crisis to call.

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services, Inc.
Nashua: (603) 889-0858 – Milford (603) 672-9833
24 Hour Support Line (603) 883-3044 (Collect Calls Accepted)

Crisis Intervention:

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 – Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish 988lifeline.org
Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433
Community Council Access Line 1-800-987-6562

Legal Information and Court Advocacy:

NH Legal Assistance 1-800-517-0577

Local Hospitals:

St. Joseph Hospital
172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 882-3000

Southern NH Medical Center
5 Prospect Street
Nashua, NH, 03060
(603) 577-2000

Emergency Shelter:

Harbor Homes, Inc. (603) 882-3616
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (603) 889-7770
Homeless Hotline 1-800-852-3388

Local Law Enforcement:

Nashua Police Department
28 Officer James Roche Drive
Nashua, NH 03062
For Emergencies: 911
(603) 594-3500

Department of Safety
Division of State Police
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 223-8813
Email: SPHeadquarters@dos.nh.gov

Legal Advice & Referral Center (603) 224-3333

A Booklet for NH Sexual Assault Survivors:
Available from Title IX Coordinator or Confidential Resource Advisor.
NH Sexual Assault Resource Team. (2020). A booklet for NH sexual assault survivors.  NH Attorney General.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is pleased to release a technical assistance video, How to File a Complaint, to help parents, families, student, and stakeholders better understand how they can file a complaint with OCR.  This resource provides clear and concise direction on how an individual may bring incidents of potential discrimination to the attention of OCR, and includes information on deadlines, ways to provide the required information to OCR, and potential outcomes of complaint investigations. A direct link to the video is available at: https://youtu.be/dvxa5dYNKK8