The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
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.
All employees at SKC are considered "Responsible Employees" which requires them to report incidents of gender-based discrimination (sexual violence, sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or stalking). In accordance with Title IX laws, students must be made aware of the following: If any employee of SKC, including instructors, learns of any potential gender-based discrimination, they are required to notify the Title IX Coordinator, Rachel Andrews-Gould(275-4985, located in BigKnife Building), immediately. Once an incident is reported to Title IX, the student will be contacted by the Title IX Coordinator for followup. Students can also report directly to the Title IX coordinator in regards to any gender-based discrimination.
If any student wants to speak with someone confidentially, the following resources are available:
Center for Prevention and Wellness
Agnes Kenmille Building
At Salish Kootenai College
(406)275-4913 or (406)275-4744
Speaking with a confidential resource does not preclude students from making a formal report to the Title IX Coordinator if and when they are ready. In the confidential setting, students will be made aware of availableresources and reporting options. An advocate is available for all students upon request through the Center for Prevention and Wellness.
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