Outgoing Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Belinda M. Guthrie joined Santa Clara University in 2014 as the University’s first full-time Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator. She brought to that role over twenty years of progressive leadership experience in higher education, having worked to develop campus-wide programs for the prevention, investigation, and response to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, bias, and hate crimes involving students, faculty, and staff. Belinda has also worked on initiatives related to ADA/Section 504 compliance, university governance, policy development, and response to students at risk.
A native of Wyoming, Belinda received her B.S. in psychology and administration of justice from the University of Wyoming and holds an M.A. in education from New York University. Prior to joining Santa Clara University, Belinda served as Associate Dean of the College at Vassar College from 2003 to 2012 as the college’s founding director for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Early in her career, she directed Vassar’s Office of Accessibility and Educational Opportunity to ensure the effective accommodation and support of students and employees with disabilities; she held a similar position at Smith College.
Belinda also has extensive experience consulting with nonprofit organizations to support their strategic growth and leadership development and help scale mission-driven impact. Belinda is an affiliated consultant with The NCHERM Group, LLC and serves on the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) Advisory Board and the editorial board for the Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX).