Title IXGender-based Discrimination including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

 

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


Midland College is committed to providing and strengthening an educational, working, and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from sex discrimination or related retaliation of any kind. In accordance with Title VII, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), and other federal and state laws, the College prohibits discrimination based on sex and other types of sexual misconduct.

Your Rights Under Title IX (pdf)

Title IX

Prohibited Conduct

Sexual Misconduct is a broad term encompassing all forms of gender-based harassment or discrimination and unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature. The term includes sexual harassment, nonconsensual sexual contact, nonconsensual sexual intercourse, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, public indecency, interpersonal violence, sexual violence, and any other misconduct based on sex. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is the College’s policy not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on this basis. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, by actions, or electronically displayed or conveyed.

Midland College Policies & Resources

When sexual harassment or sexual violence has occurred and is brought to the attention of a Title IX official, Midland College will take steps to end the harassment or violence, prevent its re-occurrence and address its effects.  For more information, view the sexual and gender-based misconduct policy (here for Students) or (here for Personnel) on the TASB website.

Additional support for those who have encountered a sexual or gender-based misconduct is available through the resources listed below, or in this MC publication.

What to Do About Sexual Violence (pdf)


All College faculty members, staff members, and administrators, except those working in a confidential capacity (e.g., licensed professional counselor, rape crisis advocates, medical providers, and clergy) who learn of suspected instances of discrimination, harassment or gender-based misconduct, directly or indirectly, have a duty to refer the information immediately to the Title IX Coordinator.

Report a Sexual or Gender-based Misconduct Incident

Use this link to our online reporting system, to file a complaint:

MC Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Complaint Form

 

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