Title IX

Title IX

PROHIBITING SEX-BASED MISCONDUCT AT DACC
Policy & Procedures Supporting Title IX, VAWA, Clery, & Other Related Laws


BOARD POLICY – 3024.0 PROHIBITING SEX-BASED MISCONDUCT

l. 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 identify 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 the 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, 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

The College will establish, maintain and publish procedures implementing this Policy, which set forth:

  • The scope and jurisdiction of the College’s prohibition on sex-based misconduct;
  • Definitions of prohibited conduct;
  • Responsibilities of and contact information for the College’s Title IX Coordinator;
  • Options for assistance following an incident of sex-based discrimination, harassment or other misconduct;
  • Procedures for reporting and confidentially disclosing alleged sex-based misconduct, including a mechanism for reporting and independent review of allegations against one elected official by another elected official;
  • The College’s response to reports of alleged sex-based misconduct;
  • The College’s grievance process for complaints alleging Title IX sexual harassment and/or alleging sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking;
  • Prevention and education programming provided to College students; and
  • Training and education provided to the Title IX Coordinator, campus law enforcement, campus security, and anyone else involved in the receipt of reports of, responding to, investigating or adjudicating alleged incidents of sexual discrimination, harassment or other misconduct, or involved in the referral or provision of services to survivors.

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, Vice President of Human Resources

Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer

Danville Area Community College, Human Resources Department

2000 East Main Street

Vermilion Hall, Room 217

Danville, IL  61832

Phone:  217-443-8756

Fax:      217-443-8560

Email:  jcranmore@dacc.edu

 

You may also contact the Office of Civil Rights at 1-800-421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov

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.  

Non-Discrimination Statement: Danville Area Community College does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities, including career and technical educational opportunities, on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, unfavorable discharge from military service (except dishonorable), mental or physical disability unrelated to the ability to perform essential program and job functions, veteran status, or any basis of discrimination precluded by the applicable federal and state statutes in its programs and activities. The College will take steps to assure that the lack of English-language proficiency will not be a barrier to employment, admission, and participation in CTE programs. Career and technical education courses/program offerings and admission criteria are on our web site, www.dacc.edu  or by calling 217-443-3222.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Jill A. Cranmore, Vice President, Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator,  Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Martin Luther King Memorial Way, Danville, IL 61832-5199, 217-443-8756, or jcranmore@dacc.edu.

 

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