Meredith M. Smith
Lead Title IX Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Meredith M. Smith joined the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) in June 2014 as the Lead Title IX Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In this role, Meredith conducts and manages investigations of sexual violence, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking involving students at the University. Meredith assists in conducting cultural climate checks around campus to ensure the continued safety of all spaces and groups affiliated with the University. Meredith also facilitates requests for remediation under Title IX and assists the Title IX Coordinator with education and outreach efforts on campus related to Title IX.
Meredith has been involved in higher education and student affairs since 2002. She previously taught communications at Miami University and English at The Ohio State University, and she has held various roles in academic advising, Greek life, student activities, and health promotion and wellness. She specialized in student discipline, having worked in the Northwestern University Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, Meredith was an investigator for student sexual misconduct cases, educated students as to their rights as victims and accused parties, and facilitated the judicial process to adjudicate allegations. Before coming into higher education, Meredith was a Court Appointed Special Advocate guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children.
Meredith obtained her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, and was a member of the National Moot Court Team, the Juvenile Law Moot Court Team, and served as a Justice on the Moot Court Board. A graduate of Miami University (OH), Meredith received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English with a minor in Political Science with distinction from the College of Arts and Sciences. She recently completed her Masters of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration and Policy at Northwestern University; her thesis topic was on the intersection of Title IX civil rights and student adjudication systems.