Title IX at Delta College
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that all entities in receipt of any federal funds or financial assistance must prohibit sex discrimination in their education programs and activities. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title Ix include: sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletic and academic programs, and discrimination based on pregnancy. Retaliation for filing a complaint or advocating for a right protected by Title IX is also prohibited. The Title IX Coordinator, Linda Holoman, is the individual responsible for ensuring compliance with the law in this area at Delta College (Delta).
Title IX protects male and female students from sexual harassment by any college employee, another student, or a non-employee third party.
Title IX requirements apply to all aspects of education programs and activities at Delta, including student admissions, financial assistance, access to academic offerings, and athletics. The law also applies to all aspects of Delta’s employment process, including hiring, tenure, compensation, and training. Delta College is obligated to:
- Provide assurances that all education programs and activities are in compliance with Title IX
- Designate a Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts
- Establish procedures to prevent and resolve student and employee Title IX complaints
- Provide notification to students and employees that sex discrimination is prohibited within its programs
- Ensure that all administrators, managers, deans, and program directors, familiarize themselves with, and implement Title IX provisions
Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator
Delta’s Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities involve the development, implementation, and monitoring of efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. The Title IX Coordinator monitors the application of Delta’s policy and Title IX law in relation to complaint procedures. This includes notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; creation of educational materials and training for the campus community; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of Delta’s Title IX compliance.
Complaints under Title IX
Anybody who sees sexual harassment or other prohibited conduct occur should report it; the reporting individual need not be the victim. The conduct should be reported to a responsible college employee, such as a faculty member, administrator, Delta College campus police, or a professional staff member in the office of student educational services. Conduct can also be reported to the Title IX Coordinator in the Equity Office.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program. Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to any unsolicited, offensive behavior that uses sexuality to disadvantage another, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to sexual harassment is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment or academic admission or advancement, or submission to or rejection of sexual harassment is used as the basis (or threatened to be used as the basis) for employment actions or academic decisions or evaluations, or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment. Unsolicited, offensive behavior may involve harassment of women by men, harassment of men by women, and harassment between persons of the same sex.
Complaints of sexual misconduct between Delta students or where the individual allegedly committing the misconduct is a Delta student are governed by the Delta Student Code and applicable state and federal law.
All Delta College Employees
Any College employees with complaints alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or violation of Delta’s Code of Conduct, Sexual Harassment Policies, or Harassment Policies should report them to the Title IX Coordinator.
If you have any questions regarding your rights, please contact:
Linda Holoman Title IX Coordinator