Caraline Somerville, the Wheaton’s Title IX Coordinator and Bias Incident Response Officer, is charged with ensuring the College’s response to reports of sexual and gender-based misconduct (as defined in these campus policies), as well as allegations of bias. Caraline has served Wheaton College in this role since January of 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in 2012, followed by a Master of Education from Merrimack College specific to college student development, counseling and college operations.
Caraline’s entire professional career has been spent in the higher education sector, with previous roles spanning residence life, teaching, conduct and case management as well as Title IX policy and incident response. Caraline brings a passion for student and staff support to her role at Wheaton. This, while ensuring the College’s fair, compliant and caring response to reports of sexual and gender-based misconduct as well as bias incidents in the community.
Much of Caraline’s role includes meeting one-on-one with students, faculty and staff in response to incident reports, including but not limited to intake meetings, implementing supportive measures and coordinating formal grievance processes. It is a priority of Caraline’s to ensure that everyone involved in response processes feel heard, respected and treated fairly.
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