Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 as amended bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it is in academics or athletics. Title IX states:
“No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.”
Kirtland Community College shall comply with all applicable state and federal statutes relating to nondiscrimination. The college provides the following grievance procedure for use by any person participating in a college sponsored program, service, or activity, who believes his or her rights as provided for under Title IX have been violated.
The president of the college shall designate an individual or position responsible for compliance with Title IX. The college shall inform all students and employees of the name, office, work address and email, and work fax and telephone numbers of the employee designated to serve as the Title IX compliance officer. The responsible individual shall be available to assist the aggrieved individual or parties with this procedure, as well as conduct or coordinate an investigation and report their findings. The president will be informed of the general issues of any written complaint, and of the findings from the investigation.
Any retaliatory action of any kind taken by any member of the college community against any other member of the college community as a result of that person seeking a remedy under these procedures, cooperating in an investigation, or otherwise participating in any proceeding under these procedures, is prohibited and will be addressed as a separate investigative and disciplinary matter.
Approved December 10, 2009
Revised July 1, 2010
To view the procedure, go to PRO 2.280 Title IX Grievance Procedure