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About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance.

Title IX 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.

Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students, as well as other persons at recipient institutions, are protected by Title IX – regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race or national origin – in all aspects of a recipient's educational programs and activities.

Commitment to Non-Discrimination

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing an academic and work environment that is free of sex or gender-based harassment that constitute unlawful discriminatory conduct under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Missouri law, including Sexual Misconduct, are prohibited by St. Louis Community College. Prohibited sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Any member of the College community who has a sexual misconduct complaint may obtain redress through procedures established for this purpose through the College. The College will respond to sexual misconduct complaints promptly and in an equitable manner.

A student or employee of the College found to have violated this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the College or termination of employment. The College is committed to maintaining a campus environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all members of the College community.

The College strictly prohibits retaliation of any kind against an individual for reporting discrimination, harassment or sexual violence; assisting someone with a complaint of discrimination, harassment or sexual violence; or participating in an investigation/disciplinary procedures following a complaint of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or sexual violence.

Prohibited Conduct

Prohibited conduct includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking

Prohibited conduct may take many forms, including verbal acts and name-calling, as well as non-verbal behavior, such as graphic and written statements or conduct that is physically threatening, harmful or humiliating. Such conduct may occur between members of the same or opposite sex; sexual harassment may occur between persons of the same or different College status (faculty, staff, student, visitor, vendor, other). Groups may also be found to engage in prohibited conduct.

Title IX Coordinator

STLCC's Title IX coordinator is responsible for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the College, including programming, training, prevention and awareness, as well as coordination of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the campus community.

The Title IX coordinator is responsible for coordinating the College's responses to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination. This responsibility includes monitoring outcomes, identifying and addressing any patterns, and assessing effects on the campus climate.

Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator:
Shannon Nicholson, MS, LPC

Deputy Title IX coordinator oversees Title IX complaints involving College employees.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Shirley Simmons

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