Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

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Title IX

Title IX 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.

 

Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and it is prohibited at Century College. We are committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of our policy. The Department of Education 2020 changes to Title IX regulations do not change this commitment.

Century College is committed to providing a learning environment free from harassment and discrimination. Should you need assistance, support or information regarding Title IX at Century College, you can contact a member of our Title IX Team.

Sexual assault can happen to you regardless of your gender, race, age, class, or sexual orientation. No one is entitled to another person’s body, even if the person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Types of sexual assault include:

  • Rape or forced sexual intercourse
  • Date rape
  • Marital rape
  • Attempted rape
  • Forced kissing
  • Groping
  • Harassment
  • Molestation
  • Incest
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual violence
  • Unwanted sexual contact or exposure
  • Abusing power for sexual acts

Title IX Team

Katie Svoboda
Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator
W1487, 651-779-3315

Rosa Rodriguez
Diversity Officer/Title IX Employee Designee
E2512, 651-779-5786

If no one is available, please contact Public Safety at 651-747-4000


Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Reports may be made by:

  • An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct;
  • Anyone who receives a report from someone who experienced sexual misconduct and/or
  • Anyone who witnesses or otherwise has information that sexual misconduct may have occurred.

Reports can be submitted anonymously.

We recognize that deciding to report sexual misconduct and choosing how to proceed are difficult decisions. We understand that your feelings about whether to report an incident and how to proceed may change over time. We support all survivors of sexual misconduct during this decision-making process. You may be uncertain at first about how to proceed. You may wish to speak with a confidential resource in the Advising, Counseling, and Career Center before deciding how to proceed. Although you can report sexual misconduct at any time, we encourage individuals to report incidents of sexual misconduct immediately. When making a report, you need not know what particular course of action to pursue or how to label what happened. For more information, please consult our Victims’ Bill of Rights.

If you would like someone to support you during the complaint process or to explain this process, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a personal counselor in the Advising, Counseling and Career Center.


Resources for Response


Other Areas Protected by Title IX

Pregnancy and Parenting Students 

Century College is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students. Title IX protects students in academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities from gender discrimination. This includes discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.

Students may request adjustments/accommodations based on general pregnancy needs or a pregnancy-related condition by completing the online request form.

What types of adjustments/accommodations may I request?

Adjustments/accommodations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will depend on medical need and academic requirements. Some examples include:

  • A larger desk
  • Breaks during class, as needed
  • Excusing absences due to pregnancy or related conditions
  • Rescheduling tests or exams
  • Submitting work after a deadline missed due to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Providing alternatives to make up missed work
  • Permitting temporary access to elevators

Request Pregnancy Accommodation

Century College provides rooms on both campuses for breastfeeding and diaper-changing needs:

  Lactation Rooms Diaper Changing Stations
East Campus

Both rooms are located in the Student Health Clinic on the east end of the second floor.

  • E2235: No key or access code is required. It can be accessed on a ‘first come-first serve’ basis during the hours the Student Health Clinic is open.
  • E2231: Requires a key to enter and is available during normal business hours. For the key safe access code, contact: Student Health Clinic: 651-779-3954 or Campus Safety: 651-747-4000 (for after-hours)

Located in these restrooms:

  • E1804 and E1802 (near the library)
  • E2777 and E2778 (near the Fab Lab and Link 6 classrooms)
  • E2604 and E2060 (near the east cafeteria)
West Campus

Both rooms are located in two restrooms on the first floor.

  • W1203: Located by Stairwell E near the coffee shop and bookstore.
  • W1067A: Located near the studio art classes.

A key is required to enter and is available during normal business hours. For the key safe access code, contact: Human Resources: 651-779-5804, The Connection: 651-779-3358, or Campus Safety: 651-747-4000 (for after-hours)

Located in these restrooms:

  • W2010 (near the Financial Aid office)
  • W3146
  • W3147 (near the Computer Center)

Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You from Discrimination at School

Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students

You can find additional information about the rights of pregnant students by referencing the Department of Education. Should you have questions about Title IX please contact Katie Svoboda, Title IX Coordinator.



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