Title IX & Mott Community College

What is Title IX?

"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..." 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.

Who does Title IX apply to?

Title IX applies to:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Subcontractors, vendors
  • Guests/Visitors

What does Title IX prohibit?

It prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions, programs and activities. This includes:

  • Sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence
  • Domestic, intimate partner and dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Hostile work environment
  • Sexual harassment (quid pro quo, disparate treatment)
  • Failing to provide appropriate accommodations for a pregnant or parenting student

Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Notification and Education
    1. Prepare and disseminate educational materials that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
    2. Coordinate in-service training to all employees and students concerning Title IX policy.
  2. Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
    1. Receive and process, 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.
    2. If not appropriate for investigation, refer inquiries to other resources (e.g. Academic Affairs, Human Resources & Student Code of Conduct).
    3. Initiate investigation process for alleged discrimination and/or harassment.
    4. Notify complainants of his or her right to pursue remedies outside of the College grievance process.
    5. Monitor compliance of all requirements and time-lines specified in the complaint/grievance procedures.
  3. Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance
    1. Train staff responsible for implementing grievance procedures.
    2. Organize and maintain 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.
    3. Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.

How to File a Title IX Complaint:

  • Fill out the Report A Concern form and submit to the Title IX office.
  • Submit to the Title IX office via email at [email protected].
  • Report in person to the Title IX Coordinator, Wanda C. Brown, located in the Cashier’s Office, Prahl College Center (lower level). Contact the Title IX office at (810) 762-0024.

NOTE: Faculty members, staff members or students who knowingly provide a false complaint under this policy to a College official, or intentionally mislead College officials who are involved in the resolution of a complaint or the investigation of a complaint, may be subject to disciplinary action.

On- and Off-Campus Contacts:

If you experience sexual harassment, gender discrimination or sexual violence, we encourage you to reach out right away — we are here to help. Contact:

Who Phone Location Email
Public Safety 810-762-0222 911 (emergency)  
Counseling 810-762-0111 PCC 2030 [email protected]
Health Services 810-762-5667 CM 1146  
Family Life Center 810-232-4962 Main Campus  
YWCA 24-hour Crisis Line 810-238-SAFE (7233)    

Addressing Sexual Assault, Sexual Discrimination and/or Sexual Harassment

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Students

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