Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities that it operates, and it is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner.
Under the District's Title IX Policy and Harassment and Violence Policy, the District prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking and retaliation. Any student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission to the District who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex, in violation of Title IX, or has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator.
Charlotte Lindberg is MCC’s Title IX Coordinator. Questions regarding Title IX may be directed to Charlotte Lindberg or the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. The Title IX Coordinator or alternate will assist the complainant in identifying the appropriate District policy to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner.
Filing a Complaint
- If you have been subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct in a school program or activity, you are strongly encouraged to report your experience to the Director of Human Resources and/or fill out a formal complaint form (available below). A report may be made at any time, although you are encouraged to make a report as soon as possible after an incident.
- All reports are treated with the high level of seriousness and sensitivity they deserve. Retaliation against any person for making a report or participating in an investigation is strictly prohibited.
- Title IX Coordinators are not a confidential source of support. While they address complaints with sensitivity and will not share any information except on a need-to-know basis and as required by federal law and regulations, absolute confidentiality is not possible.
- The District will respond to all complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct in a manner that is supportive and fair to all parties.