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(including Sexual Harassment)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Danville Area Community College does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking and sexual coercion. These behaviors are harmful to the well-being of our students, community members and employees.
All forms of prohibited conduct under this policy are regarded as serious College offenses, and violations will result in discipline, including the possibility of separation from the College. The College will respond to complaints or reports about prohibited conduct with measures designed to stop the behavior. The College must conduct an investigation regardless of how it was brought to the College’s attention. All investigations will be conducted independent of police investigations, if applicable. Danville Area Community College forbids any form of retaliation against anyone for reporting, assisting in reporting or cooperating in an investigation. This policy also ensures that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Pregnancy Act and Clery Act are properly enforced.
The College has designated a Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for coordinating the College’s compliance with Title IX. Questions or concerns may be addressed to:
Jill Cranmore, Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer
Danville Area Community College, Human Resources Department
2000 East Main Street
Vermilion Hall, Room 211
Danville, IL 61832
You may also contact the Office of Civil Rights at 1-800-421-3481 or email@example.com.
Title IX prohibits any sex-based harassment by peers, students, employees or third parties, including harassment that is sufficiently serious to deny or limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the recipient’s education programs and activities, also known as creating a hostile environment.
Title IX prohibits several types of sex-based harassment. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Gender-based harassment is another form of sex-based harassment. Consideration for employment, promotion or termination based upon gender or gender-related issues such as pregnancy will be prohibited. The failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics and the discrimination based upon pregnancy involving any student will be prohibited. Title IX protects all students and employees, regardless of the gender of all parties involved.
The procedures follow the College’s Complaints/Grievances and Resolution Procedures.
Any complaint of a sexual nature should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Jill Cranmore, Director of Human Resources, or any administrator at the College, such as Dave Kietzmann, Vice President of Instruction, or Dr. Stephen Nacco, President. Any Vermilion County Works students may notify Jonathan Jett at the Vermilion County Works office.Adopted: 10-27-15
I. Policy Statement
Danville Area Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and employment environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and other misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation and gender-related identity. The College prohibits all forms of sex-based misconduct, including but not limited to, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The College also prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender-related identity and expression, pregnancy, and parental status under its Title IX – Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Gender (4003.3).
It is the policy of Danville Area Community College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (“VAWA”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, and all other applicable laws and local ordinances regarding unlawful sex-based discrimination, harassment or other misconduct.
Individuals found to have engaged in prohibited sex-based misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination and/or expulsion from the College.II. Title IX Compliance
As required under Title IX, the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates. This requirement not to discriminate extends to admission and employment.
The College has designated the Vice President of Human Resources as the Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 may be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator(s), the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education, or both.III. Retaliation Prohibited
Any form of retaliation, including intimidation, threats, harassment and other adverse action taken or threatened against any complainant or person reporting sex discrimination, sexual harassment or other sex-based misconduct, or against any person cooperating in the investigation of allegations of sex-based misconduct (including testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in an investigation), is strictly prohibited.IV. Implementing Procedures