The Moraine Valley community is encouraged to report alleged incidents of sex-based misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator(s) directly. The College has designated the Dean of Student Success and the Chief Human Resources Officer as the Title IX Coordinators. If a student is involved as either the alleged victim or the reported perpetrator of conduct that could constitute sex-based misconduct, contact the Dean of Student Success. If only employees are involved as both the alleged victim and the reported perpetrator of conduct that could constitute sex-based misconduct, contact the Chief Human Resources Officer. They will coordinate the response.
Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator include:
- Overseeing the College’s response to all Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports or complaints.
- Being informed of all reports and complaints raising Title IX issues, including those initially filed with another individual or office, or if the investigation will be conducted by another individual or office.
- Conducting and/or assigning Title IX investigations, including the investigation of facts relative to a complaint.
- With respect to Title IX complaints that relate to a College employee as the complainant or as the respondent, the Title IX Coordinator(s) will partner with the Office of Human Resources to manage the investigation into the allegations and recommend any appropriate sanctions against an employee.
- The Title IX Coordinator must not be the decision-maker for a determination of responsibility in response to a formal Title IX complaint of sexual harassment.
- Coordinating any appropriate supportive measures and ensuring the effective implementation of any remedies.
- Ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for working with law enforcement and coordinating services with local victim advocacy organizations and services providers, including rape crisis centers.
- Ensuring that adequate training is provided to students, faculty, and staff on Title IX issues.
- Monitoring students’ participation in athletics and across academic fields to ensure that sex discrimination is not causing any disproportionate enrollment based on sex or otherwise negatively affecting a student’s access to equal educational opportunities.
- Developing a method to survey the school climate and coordinating the collection and analysis of information from that survey.
- Promoting an educational and employment environment that is free of sex discrimination and gender bias.