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Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy Statement

Consistent with its Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Notice and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) (see 34 C.F.R. § 106 et seq.), Columbia College prohibits sexual harassment that occurs within its education programs and activities.

As further defined in the policy, sexual harassment includes quid pro quo sexual harassment, hostile environment sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Administrators, faculty members, staff, students, contractors, guests, and other members of the College community who commit sexual harassment are subject to the full range of College discipline including  verbal reprimand; written reprimand; mandatory training, coaching, or counseling; mandatory monitoring; partial or full probation; partial or full suspension; fines; permanent separation from the institution (i.e., termination or dismissal); physical restriction from College property; cancellation of contracts; and any combination of the same.  

The College will provide persons who have experienced sexual harassment ongoing remedies as reasonably necessary to restore or preserve access to the College’s education programs and activities.

The College has designated the following Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its compliance with Title IX and to receive inquiries regarding Title IX, including complaints of sexual harassment:

Erin Mazzola
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
ejmazzola@ccis.edu

The College has also designated the following Deputy Title IX Coordinators to assist the Title IX Coordinator in carrying out the duties under this policy:

Michelle McCaulley
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director of Human Resources
lmmccaulley@ccis.edu

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 OR

Columbia College Campus Safety: (573) 875-7315

A person may also file a report of sexual harassment with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

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