Title IX Compliance
Related Administrative Procedure
Anti-Discrimination, Harassment, Violence, and Retaliation Policy and Procedure –
Administrative Procedure 3.403
Title IX, Campus SaVE Act Rights and VAWA Rights
Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, and VAWA are federal laws designed to protect college students, while on campus grounds, from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex discrimination (gender-based violence between any of the following groups: men, women, transgender people, and gender non-conforming persons).
Examples of Sexual Harassment (including, but not limited to):
- Un-welcome sexual advances
- Repeated date requests
- Sexual gestures
- Explicit sexual cartoons or images
- Discussions about sexual activity/orientation
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
- Sexual misconduct
- Sexual assault/sexual violence
What is Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence?
Sexual assault/sexual violence is defined as a particular type of sexual harassment that includes physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to inappropriate touching, sexual intercourse of any kind without consent, rape, and attempted rape.
What is Stalking?
Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his, or others’ safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress. All court ordered “Stalking/No Contact Orders” should be placed on file with Campus Safety.
How to File a Complaint
By filing a Title IX complaint, you have the right to ask for an internal investigation and reasonable academic accommodations. Any inquiries or complaints regarding Title IX, the Campus SaVE Act, or the College’s Anti-discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy should be directed to:
Marilyn Prentice, Title IX Coordinator
DeSean Coleman, Manager of Upward Bound
The College has onsite wellness professionals who respect confidentiality and are not required to report your assault unlike most faculty and staff under Title IX policy. The wellness professionals will provide free and confidential counseling services and referrals to help you determine what is best to do for your self-care and healing. The College’s wellness professionals may be contacted at:
Angela Ogburn, Wellness Professional
Vincent Cascio, Wellness Professional