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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Northland College expects that all members of the College community—students, faculty, staff, and friends—to be able to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from sexual coercion, violence, or intimidation. The College is committed to fostering a safe campus environment where sexual misconduct and violence are unacceptable, and where survivors who believe they were harmed by another person are provided support and avenues of remedy as appropriate.  This commitment applies to admissions, employment, and student access to and participation in college programs and activities.

Reporting Options

Persons who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct have multiple options for reporting and receiving support. All faculty and staff are mandatory reporters and must report the identifying information and details disclosed to them. Only the campus counselor and the campus nurse are fully confidential on-campus resources. Off-campus confidential resources include rape crisis centers or members of the clergy.

Report directly to Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Reporting to Title IX or any employee of the college enables the Title IX team to respond and offer you support and interim measures such as no contact orders, changes in your housing and course schedules, counseling, and other adjustments as reasonably available.

Interim support measures are available whether or not you decide to go forward with a formal complaint. The alleged responsible party does not need to be identified, nor does a complaint need to be filed, to receive interim measures and support. Speak with Title IX Coordinator to learn more about the College’s Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and the Title IX Grievance Process.

Northland College is committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect among its students, staff and faculty, as well as others who participate in Northland’s programs and activities. As part of this commitment, the College seeks to protect the rights of all members of the community and any other persons participating in college programs or having dealings with the College, and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender/sex (including pregnancy), gender identify or expression, race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance or any other category protected by law (“protected class status”).