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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy Statement

Columbia College (the 'College') is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. The College considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. Sex discrimination constitutes a violation of this policy, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy or parental status.

Sexual harassment, whether verbal, physical, visual or digital, is a form of prohibited sex discrimination, and sexual violence is particularly severe form of sexual harassment. These terms are defined further within the 'Relevant Definitions' section.

It is the policy of the College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination based on sex or gender in the College's educational programs and activities. Title IX and its implementing regulations also prohibit retaliation for asserting claims of sexual misconduct. 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 misconduct:

Molly Borgmeyer, Title IX Coordinator
Columbia College Main Campus – St. Clair Hall 14
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(573) 875-7898
mrborgmeyer@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:

Kathryn Šimunić, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Columbia College Main Campus – Missouri Hall 123
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(573) 875-7708
kasimunic@ccis.edu

Dr. David Humphrey, Director of Campus Support, Division of Adult Higher Education
Columbia College Main Campus - St. Clair Hall 138
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(573) 875-7757
dwhumphrey@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 complaint of sexual misconduct 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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