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Title IX Related Information

Title IX Related Information

 

 

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

 

The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States.

 

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Title IX and Sex Discrimination.

 

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Role of Title IX Coordinator:

  • Overseeing the College’s response to all Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints.
  • A Title IX complaint includes complaints alleging sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct (as those terms are defined herein) which involve a College student as the victim and/or complainant or as the respondent.
  • Being informed of all reports and complaints raising Title IX issues, including those initially filed with another individual or office or if the investigation will be conducted by another individual or office.
  • Ensuring that adequate training is provided to students, faculty and staff on Title IX issues.
  • Conducting Title IX investigations, including investigating facts relative to a complaint and recommending appropriate sanctions against the perpetrator and remedies for the complaint.
  • Determining appropriate interim measures for a victim and/or complainant upon learning of a report or complaint of sexual violence.
  • Ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for working with law enforcement and coordinating services with local victim advocacy organizations and services providers, including rape crisis centers.
  • Promoting an educational and employment environment which is free of sexual discrimination and gender bias.