Title IX Duties and Responsibilities

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Title IX Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities that have been delegated to the College’s Title IX compliance efforts include, but are not limited to:

1) Notification and Education
2) Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
3) Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance
4) Advising President and Other College Officials
5) Annual Report to College President and Board of Trustees

1) Notification and Education
The Title IX Coordinator's office prepares and disseminates educational materials, including brochures, posters, and web-based materials that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities, to the campus community;
Coordinates training for students about their rights under Title IX and grievance procedures; coordinates in-service training to all employees concerning Title IX policy

2) Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
The Title IX Coordinator's office receives and processes, in a timely manner, inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX;
Receives and processes, in a timely manner, inquiries from third parties who report suspicion of harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX;
Refers inquiries to other resources that are not appropriate for investigation (e.g. Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Human Resources);
Receives and processes, in a timely manner, complaints from students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX;
Receives and processes, in a timely manner, complaints from third parties who report suspicion or harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX;
Notifies complainants of receipt of the complaint;
Notifies respondents that complaint has been made;
Notifies supervisor(s) of respondent that complaint has been made;
Investigates alleged discrimination and/or harassment;
Interviews complainants, respondents, and material witnesses; obtains and review documents and other relevant materials from complainant and/or respondent;
Issues findings of fact and recommendations for disposition of complaints and notifies all parties regarding disposition;
Notifies complainants of his or her right to pursue remedies outside of the College grievance process; follows-up with parties regarding implementation of recommendations contained in disposition; seeks assistance from parties' supervisors or advisors, if necessary to implement recommendations;
Monitors compliance of all requirements and time-lines specified in the complaint/grievance procedures

3) Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance

The Title IX Coordinator's office trains staff responsible for implementing grievance procedures;
Coordinates and monitors Title IX efforts of other delegates and College offices that receive and/or investigate complaints, including but not limited to Human Resources, Student Conduct, Campus Safety and Security, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, and College Athletics;
Organizes and maintains grievance files, disposition reports, and other compiled records regarding complaints of sexual harassment and other discriminatory practices, including annual descriptive reports of number and nature of filed complaints and disposition of complaints;
Remains knowledgeable of current state and federal laws and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX;
Monitors Campus Harassment policy and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law and regulations; serves as a liaison officer to state and federal government compliance or investigation officers.

4) Advising President and other College Officials

Provides ongoing consultation regarding Title IX requirements, grievance issues, and compliance programs to the President and other College officials;
Reports directly to President and assists in resolution of complex harassment and discrimination cases in conjunction with the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Title IX Coordinator office will prepare annual statistical reports for the campus community on the incidence of sexual harassment or other Title IX matters. No information that identifies individuals will be reported in the annual statistical reports. Annual reporting shall be made to the President.