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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 Columbia College Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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:

Erin Mazzola
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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

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 or by calling 1-800-421-3481.


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