Title IX: Equity in Higher Education
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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 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.”
Education programs and activities include all of a school’s operations, including employment, and school-sponsored athletics and activities (on or off-campus). Title IX protects students, employees and third parties with a relationship to the college, whether on or off campus.
The College provides equal educational opportunities to all students and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of enrollment and employment. Heartland Community College expressly prohibits any form of harassment in the learning and working environment, including but not limited to, sexual harassment and harassment based on any status or condition protected by applicable law, rule or regulation. The College prohibits discrimination based on any such protected status and shall maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and all other laws, rules and regulations that apply to College operations.
To the extent that there are conflicts between the terms of any College policy and applicable law, such applicable law shall be controlling. Whenever a specific external law, rule or regulation is referenced in these policies, such reference shall be to the most recent enacted and amended version of such law, rule or regulation.
Contact the Title IX Coordinator
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual harassment, attempted and completed sexual violence or stalking, please bring it to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator and/or other college official.
There are multiple avenues to report an incident to include a phone call, email, or appointment with the Title IX Coordinator and/or other college official, as well as, completing an online incident report form.