What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX reads:
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 of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).
North Hennepin Community College does not tolerate discrimination of any kind in any context. We are committed to empowering students who experience gender discrimination or other forms of gender-based violence to pursue disciplinary, criminal, and civil action if they choose to do so.
If you are a member of the North Hennepin Community College community and have experienced harassment or discrimination you have options for support.
FYI: No disciplinary action will be taken against you by North Hennepin Community College for violating campus conduct policy regarding alcohol or drug use if you are reporting an act of gender-based violence.
How to report sexual discrimination
Anyone or group related to North Hennepin Community College who believes there has been an act of discrimination on the basis of sex against any person or group in a program or activity that receives financial assistance may file a complaint under Title IX. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may be affected by a general "hostile sexual environment" or complain on behalf of another person or group. A complaint should be sent to the office that serves the state in which the alleged discrimination occurred. You can file a complaint to the Title IX staff at North Hennepin Community College by using the sexual misconduct report form.
Support for Respondents
- Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Plan
- File a Discrimination Complaint with Office of Civil Rights
If you are not sure whether or not you want to keep an issue confidential, begin by contacting one of the following people or organizations on or off campus for confidential support.
The Mother’s Room is a space that is accessible to parents who need space to feed children, nurse, or utilize a pump. Individuals needing access to the Mother’s Room may contact Student Life or Public Safety at 763-424-0807.
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