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.
Teresa Brown, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Title IX Coordinator
Student Services 208
Completed NASPA Title IX Coordinators Training
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
Reports of sexual violence can be made to RCTC by completing the Sexual Violence Reporting Form. Complainants of sexual violence and sexual harassment (as defined by Title IX) may report incidents at any time but 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.
Sexual Violence Resources
Response to Complaints of Sexual Violence and Discrimination and Harassment