Title IX

Title IX

Title IX & Preventing Discrimination, Harassment &  Sexual Misconduct


Board Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.    Danville Area Community College does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking and sexual coercion.  These behaviors are harmful to the well-being of our students, community members and employees.

All forms of prohibited conduct under this policy are regarded as serious College offenses, and violations will result in discipline, including the possibility of separation from the College.  The College will respond to complaints or reports about prohibited conduct with measures designed to stop the behavior.  The College must conduct an investigation regardless of how it was brought to the College’s attention.  All investigations will be conducted independent of police investigations, if applicable.  Danville Area Community College forbids any form of retaliation against anyone for reporting, assisting in reporting or cooperating in an investigation.  This policy also ensures that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Pregnancy Act and Clery Act are properly enforced. 

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 211

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, Director, 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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