Title IX & Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Title IX & Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct


Training, Education & Awareness Initiatives Established

Student Services, Training & Awareness Programs

  • The College presents the policies prohibiting sexual misconduct and harassment and the procedures involved in the reporting, investigation, and resolution in the DACC Student Handbook which is presented in the annual notice to students.

    • The comprehensive policy notice includes the 1) students’ rights and options; 2) definitions of terms; and 3) contact identification and explanation of their roles for the Title IX Coordinator and investigators, campus security, confidential resources, confidential advisors, and counseling services.
  • The College provides a comprehensive, interactive training on Preventing Sexual Misconduct to all students. The online training is offered to students through the College’s annual notice to students, through email communications each year, and in classroom activities. A link to the training can be found at https://www.dacc.edu/currentstudents/safe-colleges.

    • The online trainings targeted at preventing sexual violence include 1) Campus SaVE Act for Students–Sexual Violence Awareness; 2) Bystander Intervention for Students; 3) and Intimate Partner Violence for Students.
  • The College partners with the Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center to provide Confidential Advisors. The Center provides on campus counseling every week during the fall and spring terms. Counselors also provide audience-specific trainings to students as needed.

The College provides sexual violence prevention and awareness programming for all students who attend one or more class on campus. Each student is provided with the following:

  • An electronic or hard copy of the comprehensive policy, procedures, and related protocols;
  • Available survivor services;
  • Information on the types of conduct that constitute sexual misconduct;
  • The definition of consent and the role drugs and alcohol use can have on the ability to consent; and
  • Strategies for bystander intervention and risk reduction.

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