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 Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy 

(Including Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking)

Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Booklet

The purpose for this Policy Booklet is to provide information and guidance in filing a Title IX/Sexual Misconduct complaint.

What is Title IX/Sexual Misconduct

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations, an institution that receives federal funds must ensure that no student suffers a deprivation of his or her access to educational opportunities on the basis of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. Title IX/Sexual Misconduct includes: Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator primary responsibility is coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out the responsibilities under Title IX, at Hinds Community College. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for receiving and reviewing complaints of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any rights or privileges secured by Title IX.

The District Title IX Coordinator, designees included Lead Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators on each campus.

Hinds Community College is committed to providing an educational environment free of sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Policy Statement

The College is committed to providing an environment in which the rights of students, non-students and employees of the campus community are protected while they pursue their educational objectives and activities. The College prohibits any form of sexual discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any non-consensual behavior of a sexual nature that is committed by force or intimidation or that is otherwise unwelcome.

Sexual misconduct may include behaviors such as sexual assault, rape, harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and any other behavior that is non-consensual or that has the purpose or effect of threatening, intimating, or coercing a person or persons. Such actions occurring through the use of social media are also covered under this policy. The policy covers misconduct occurring between members of the same sex or members of the opposite sex.

The Sexual Misconduct Policy provides guidance for individuals who may be the victim of sexual misconduct, outlines the College’s response to an alleged complaint, and identifies appropriate departments within the College responsible for managing the policy and programs.  The policy applies regardless of the complainant’s or respondent’s race, gender, disability, age, marital status, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or other personal characteristic.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement

In compliance with the following: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable Federal and State Acts, Hinds Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Tyrone Jackson, Vice President for Utica Campus and Administrative Services and District Dean of Student Services & Title IX Coordinator, Box 1003, Utica, MS 39175, Phone: 601.885.7002 or email: titleIX@hindscc.edu

Disability Support Services Statement

Hinds Community College provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. Disability Services staff members verify eligibility for accommodations and work with eligible students who have self-identified and provided current documentation. Students with disabilities should schedule an appointment with the designated Disability Services staff member on their respective campus to establish a plan for reasonable, appropriate classroom accommodations.

Jackson Campus – Academic/Technical Center601.987.8158
Raymond Campus and fully online601.857.3646
Jackson Campus – Nursing/Allied Health Center 601.376.4803
Utica Campus Academic601.885.7022
Rankin Campus601.936.5544
Utica Campus Career-Technical601.885.7128
District Coordinator601.857.3359
Vicksburg-Warren Campus601.629.6807

Individuals with a hearing impairment may call 601.526.4918 (video phone)
Email SMO-disabilitysupportservices@hindscc.edu