Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)
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, 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.
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 Procedures were developed to take every reasonable measure to prevent, investigate, appropriately respond to, and mitigate the effects of incidents of sexual misconduct. These procedures were created in accordance with State of Michigan and Federal regulations and reflect Delta College’s commitment to the safety of its community.
Please see the corresponding Sexual Misconduct Procedures at www.delta.edu/equity/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-procedures.html.
Complaints Under Title IX
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.
Title IX Coordinator Role
The College’s Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination or harassment in all the operations of the College, as well as investigate complaints of retaliation as a result of making or participating in a Title IX investigation. 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.
The Title IX Coordinator’s functions and responsibilities include the following:
- Conduct adequate, reliable and impartial investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct.
- Recommend to the appropriate vice president or designee requests for confidentiality by those who report or complain about sexual misconduct in the context of the College’s responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.
- Take prompt steps to ensure the complainant’s equal access to the College’s programs and activities, and protect the complainant as necessary.
- Consult with the appropriate vice president and implement identified remedies.
- Review proposed sanctions before they are imposed to ensure that they are reasonably calculated to stop the sexual misconduct and prevent its recurrence.
- Ensure ongoing compliance with Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and College procedures to address sexual misconduct on campus.
- Provide or facilitate ongoing training, consultation and informational assistance on Title IX and VAWA for all students, faculty and staff.
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 or 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,
- 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 /Compliance 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 and security services, enforcing traffic and parking regulations, and conducting criminal and accident investigations. The Department is located in the Main Building, N101, across from the East Main Entrance. The Department of Public Safety & Training is open during normal hours of business, excluding holidays, at which time officers of the Department may be dispatched through Bay County Central Dispatch, for emergencies only. The police officers of the Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training are vested with full peace or law enforcement authority and arrest powers on campus, 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 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 intra-College 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 are unsure which department has jurisdiction, call 686-9111. The Department of Public Safety & Training maintains two-way radio contact with Bay County Central Dispatch, providing access to assistance and support from the Bay County Sheriff Department, the Michigan State Police, Saginaw Valley State University Police Department, the Frankenlust Township Fire Department, Bay Medical Ambulance, and the Delta College Facilities Management Department.
Annual Security Report
Delta College believes that an informed public is a safety-conscious public. For Crime statistics go to https://www.delta.edu/safety/.