“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.”
-- U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights
What Is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal civil rights law enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and gender (including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity) in federally funded education programs. Under Title IX, such discrimination can include sexual harassment and other sexually prohibited conduct including: sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual exploitation. These terms are referred to collectively here as sexual misconduct.
Dallas College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy
Dallas College is committed to ensuring equal access to education in an environment free from discrimination, including sexual misconduct. To that end, we have developed a comprehensive
Sexual Misconduct policy in order to comply with Title IX requirements.
Dallas College’s Sexual Misconduct policy applies to any instance in which a person is alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct. Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member or visitor,
you have the right to file a complaint.
Employees (Mandatory Reporters)
A “responsible employee” is a Dallas College employee, designated by Dallas College’s institutional equity and compliance officer, who is required to report to the appropriate college administrators incidents of alleged violations of Title IX or the college's sexual misconduct policy.
This designation applies to all employees within the college’s Title IX structure, including but not limited to Title IX coordinators, deputy coordinators and investigators. In addition, all employees, with the exception of confidential employees, are responsible employees for purposes of compliance with the requirements of Title IX and Dallas College’s sexual misconduct policy.
Responsible employees include faculty, staff, administrators, academic advisors, college public safety personnel, and athletic coaches and staff.
Responsible employees must report all known information concerning an alleged incident to a Title IX coordinator and/or a deputy Title IX coordinator.