Director of Title IX & Equity Services
Sarah E. Harebo currently serves as the Director of Title IX and Equity Services with Grand River Solutions. In this role, Sarah oversees the Title IX Coordinator and Equity Director services which provides direct staffing support to schools looking to enhance their Title IX and equity teams or to assist during times of transitions in staffing.
Prior to joining Grand River Solutions, Sarah served as the Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance and Investigations for the University of Wisconsin System. In this role, Sarah contributed to building the system’s newly-formed Office of Compliance and Integrity and oversaw the system’s compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act. In addition, she oversaw the University of Wisconsin System’s investigations and investigators. This required working closely with stakeholders across the 26-institution system, including the Board of Regents, System leadership, and institutional leadership and administrators. Sarah organized and led the system’s policy changes related to Title IX, including required administrative rulemaking with the Wisconsin Legislature to make required updates to the student, faculty, and staff codes of conducts. Sarah also served as representative to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin System, Sarah served as the Director of Equal Opportunity for the University of Maine System where she was responsible for equal employment opportunity, Title IX, ADA, 504, and Affirmative Action compliance. As part of this role, she was responsible for supervising the investigators and all University of Maine System’s investigations into alleged discrimination and sexual misconduct involving staff and faculty. Sarah has also served as the Title IX Coordinator and Institutional Equity Officer at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and worked as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and at the YWCA Domestic Violence Legal Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Sarah completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Sarah holds a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.