Title IX, Sexual Misconduct & Gender Discrimination
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that all entities in receipt of any federal funds or financial assistance must prohibit sex discrimination in their education programs and activities. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include: sexual harassment (as defined by 34 CFR Part 106), the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletic and academic programs, and discrimination based on pregnancy. Retaliation for filing a complaint or advocating for a right protected by Title IX is also prohibited. The Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy specifically details what constitutes sexual harassment and the process that is followed when the College receives a formal complaint under Title IX.
In addition to the prohibited behaviors under Title IX, sexual misconduct, in any form, is in direct conflict with Delta College’s values and diminishes the safety and security of all members of the College community. Delta College’s Sexual Misconduct and Gender Discrimination Procedures were developed to take every reasonable measure to prevent, investigate, appropriately respond to, and mitigate the effects of incidents of sexual misconduct.
The aforementioned policies and procedures were created in accordance with State of Michigan and Federal regulations and reflect Delta College’s commitment to the safety of its community while providing prompt, fair, and impartial processes for those involved in allegations of prohibited behavior. The policies and procedures can be viewed online at www.delta.edu/equity.
Pregnancy & Parenting
Delta College administrators, faculty and Title IX Coordinator are committed to making proactive and good faith efforts to collaborate on a case-by-case basis with all students facing pregnancy challenges and parenting issues (parenting issues are those that result from pregnancy for the mother and/or infant from birth up to six months). Delta College will provide appropriate adjustments, accommodations, and/or support to any student who has medical documentation from a physician stating that she is facing a pregnancy-related medical issue or recovering from childbirth. The medical documentation must also include specific dates that the student was unable to attend/participate in class as a result of the pregnancy-related medical issues or recovering from childbirth. More information on pregnant and parenting students can be found in the Student Handbook.
Anybody who sees sexual harassment or other prohibited conduct should report it; the reporting individual need not be the victim. Conduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator in the Equity Office or to a college mandated reporter (responsible employee), such as a faculty member, administrator, Delta College campus police, or a professional staff member in the office of student educational services who will then report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. Once a report is made, the Title IX Coordinaor will reach out to the victim to offer supportive measures and provide assistance in determining next steps under the appropriate policy. Reports can also be made to the Delta College Public Safety Department at 989-686-9113 or email@example.com, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, at 800-421-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at 877-292-3804 or email@example.com.
Title IX Coordinator Role
The College’s Title IX Coordinator oversees implementation of the College’s policies on equal opportunity, harassment and nondiscrimination. The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the College’s efforts related to the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under College policies. In addition, the Title IX Coordinator oversees the College’s response to reports and complaints, monitor outcomes, identifies and addresses any patterns, and assesses effects of sexual misconduct at the College, so it can address issues that affect the College climate.
A person should contact the Title IX Coordinator in order to:
- file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, and/or sexual misconduct,
- seek information or training about personal rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential sexual misconduct,
- notify the College of an incident, policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns,
- provide ongoing support during the disciplinary or criminal process,
- get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sexual misconduct, and
- ask questions about the College’s policies and procedures related sexual misconduct.
The College’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached by telephone at 989-686-9547 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and is located in office A-093. Inquiries or complaints that involve potential violations of Title IX should be referred to this office. Inquiries or complaints may also be referred to the Delta College Public Safety Department at 989-686-9113 or email@example.com, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, at 800-421-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at 877-292-3804 or email@example.com .
Equal Opportunity Statement
Delta College embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences, and we foster a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all. Delta prohibits discrimination in accordance with, and as defined by, applicable federal, state, and local laws, particularly non-discrimination in employment, education, public accommodation, or public service on the basis of age, arrest record, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, and weight. Direct inquiries to the Equity Officer: 989-686-9547 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students’ Education Records: Accessibility & Confidentiality
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended, was written to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records and provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings. Persons requesting information and/or disclosure may be required to provide personal identification acceptable to the College official. Your transcript is Delta College’s official record of your work. Your academic record is updated at the close of each semester, and includes all academic courses attempted and completed (course titles, credit hours, final grades, and honor points, semesters enrolled, transfer credit accepted, courses waived, courses substituted, credit awarded by examination or advanced placement, certificates/degrees awarded and academic honors). Other items may also include academic probation, suspension, expulsion or dismissal status where appropriate based on academic, conduct or Title IX violations. Grades of most Non-Credit course work are also maintained by the Registrar’s Office. Transcript copies will not be furnished if you have delinquent accounts with the College or as specified by the student handbook or other institutional policies.
Safety and Security
Law Enforcement on the Campus
The Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training is primarily responsible for providing safety, security and police services on properties owned and controlled by Delta College (including all adjacent public roadways). This includes Delta College’s Main Campus and all off campus Learning Centers. The police service provided by the Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training include, but are not limited to; receiving and investigating criminal complaints, enforcing traffic and parking regulations, patrolling Campus grounds and buildings, and taking enforcement action, including arrest, when appropriate.
The Department is located on Main Campus in room N102, across from the East Main Entrance. The Department of Public Safety & Training is open extended hours, outside of the normal hours of business for the College. The Department is open during limited hours on most holidays. Law enforcement service is available from either the Bay County Sheriff Department or Michigan State Police during hours that officers from the Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training are not available. Officers from other law enforcement agencies will be dispatched through Bay County Central Dispatch. A Police Officers may be regularly or intermittently assigned to provide police service at all off campus Learning Centers. Police service is provided by local law enforcement agencies, depending upon the location of the off-campus center. Requests for local police service should be made through 911 from all off-campus centers.
The police officers of the Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training are vested with full peace or law enforcement authority and arrest powers, granted by state statute to the Board of Trustees of Delta College. These police officers are trained in the same manner as all other law enforcement officers in the State of Michigan and are certified as such through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. The officers also receive training in basic and advanced first aid and personal safety. The Department of Public Safety & Training maintains a close working relationship with federal, State, county, and other local law enforcement agencies and appropriate elements of the criminal justice system.
Reporting Criminal Activities/Emergencies
To report a crime or an emergency, you should call the Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training at 686-9111 or for intraCollege calls, dial Ext. 9111. A crime or emergency which occurs off-Campus should be reported to the police department having legal jurisdiction for that area. If you need assistance from a department having local jurisdiction, call 911. The Department of Public Safety & Training maintains both internal and external two-way radio contact with support agencies. This provides access to assistance and support from the Bay County Sheriff Department, The Michigan State Police, Saginaw Valley State University Police, Frankenlust Township Fire Department, Bay Medical Ambulance, Delta College Facilities Management, among various other Federal, State, and Local resources.
Annual Security Report
Delta College believes that an informed public is a safety-conscious public. For more information about safety and security at Delta College, including crime statistics go to https://www.delta.edu/safety/.