Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Department of Education’s regulation implementing Title IX also specifically prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. The Title IX regulation also prohibits a school from applying any rule related to a student’s parental, family, or marital status that treats students differently based on their sex.

Additional information about Title IX

Title IX Coordinator

Teresa Brown, PhDTeresa Brown, Ph.D.

Vice President of Student Affairs

Title IX Coordinator

Student Services 208




The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the college’s compliance with Title IX and for responding to complaints of discrimination and harassment based on sex. Additional responsibilities include the prevention of discrimination and harassment based on sex through campus climate assessments and the development and implementation of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the college community.

Sexual Violence and Title IX


Reporting Sexual Violence with RCTC

Any person** may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment in person, online by completing the Sexual Violence Reporting Form, by mail, by telephone, or by email, using the contact information listed above. The report of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Complainants of sexual violence and sexual harassment (as defined by Title IX) are strongly encouraged to make timely reports.

The decision to report sexual violence can be difficult and individuals may choose to first report to a confidential resource on campus. Additionally, individuals who would like assistance in completing a campus report and/or contacting local law enforcement can contact a required reporter on Campus.

**Any person includes a perspective student, current student, and employee, collective bargaining union representative, and member of the public.


Sexual Violence Resources


Response to Complaints of Sexual Violence and Discrimination and Harassment


Additional Title IX Protections


Title IX Coordinator Training

Per Title IX (34 CFR 106) Rochester Community and Technical College is required to publicly share all materials used to train Title IX personal at the institution: Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. The institution shall make these training materials publicly available on their website, continuing to post materials to the extent necessary to comply with the federal regulations. The Title IX regulations were effective on August 20, 2020. All trainings attended by the noted individuals above meeting the required training components (Title IX [34 CFR 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D)]) are included upon and following this date. All materials will be kept by the institution for seven years and can be reviewed below. The training slides were prepared for the identified training purposes, facilitated by the named presenters, and informed by discussion on the noted session dates.

Training Completed: