Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that all entities that receive federal funds or financial assistance must prohibit sex discrimination in their education programs and activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, are all forms of prohibited sex discrimination.
Title IX (United States Education Amendments of 1972)
Title IX requirements apply to all aspects of education programs and activities at GOCC, including student admission, financial assistance, access to academic offerings, and athletics. The law also applies to all aspects of GOCC’s employment processes, including hiring, tenure, compensation, and training.
GOCC is obligated to:
- Provide assurances that all education programs and activities are in compliance with Title IX.
- Designate a Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts.
- Establish procedures to resolve student and employee Title IX complaints.
- Provide notification to students and employees that sex discrimination is prohibited within its programs.
- Ensure that all administrators familiarize themselves with and implement Title IX provisions.
- Ensure that all employees who serve as Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Hearing Officers, Decision Makers, or Appellate Officers are trained annually to serve in these functions.
of Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse
State of Michigan 24 Hour Sexual
Assault Hotline: 1-855-VOICES4
Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services
(DASAS) 24 hour line: 1-800-828-2023
Community Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Services: 1-269-467-1000
CMH after hours: 1-800-622-3967
(Crisis Line can provide information to callers)
Be an Active Bystander
- Be aware of your surroundings. You can often tell when a person is in danger. Many times in sexual violence situations, bystanders were able to see that something was not right.
- Recognize it as a problem. As you are active in your surroundings, keep an eye open for behaviors that you recognize to be a problem.
- Feel Responsible to Act. Each individual must accept the fact that it is his responsibility to act. Many times people feel that somebody else will take care of the situation, or that it is none of their business. It is up to each person to take responsibility and react to situations they see.
- Make a plan. Be aware of the different options to intervene. Once you take a look at the situation, determine the best course of action to prevent the act.
- Safely Intervene. Take action and stand up for the safety of others. When taking action, make sure you do not to place yourself in unnecessary danger.
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