What is Title IX?
Sep 08, 2020
Title IX Overview
North Central College is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, social and residential environment. In pursuit of these goals, and to ensure compliance with local, state and federal civil rights laws and regulations, the College will not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation as such behavior seriously undermines the College’s effectiveness as an educational institution and a workplace and values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The College adheres to and supports the principles of academic freedom, and each member of the North Central College community also shares a common responsibility to maintain an environment free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
- Administrators, faculty and staff members who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
- Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has primary responsibility for enforcement of this policy, specifically for coordinating efforts related to investigation, resolution, and implementation of corrective measures and monitoring to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation prohibited under this policy.
Reporting an Allegation
Any member of the College community, faculty, staff, student, guest, or visitor who wishes to file a formal complaint with College regarding an incident of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation as defined by this policy should first bring this matter to the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Formal complaints must be made in writing and signed by the Complainant or the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Under no circumstances is an impacted individual required to report discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, stalking, and/or retaliation to the person who is the alleged source of/reason for the allegation.
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