Title IX provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Further information about Title IX at Blackburn College can be found on this website. And further information about Title IX can also be found at: Justice.gov.
Blackburn College has a multidisciplinary team that is tasked with the responsibility of addressing and preventing sexual harassment and misconduct on campus. The Multidisciplinary Team consists of a Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, a team of confidential reporting options, a team of trained investigators, and the College administration.
For more information on Blackburn College’s specific policy, procedures, resources, and reporting option, please visit our full Title IX page found below.
Title IX Coordinator
The Blackburn College Title IX Coordinator is the individual who has been designated by the college to oversee compliance with federal requirements under Title IX. This includes all duties associated with effectively responding to allegations of sexual violence, ensuring annual campus-wide training is complete for students, staff, and faculty, and the provision of educational opportunities and prevention efforts for the campus community are in effect.
Policies & Reporting
Preventing Violence in Higher Education
Responsible Employees & Bystander Responsibility
All staff, faculty, and students in the Work Program are considered responsible employees and therefore are required to report violations of Title IX to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinators. A responsible employee does not include students who are not participating in the work program, peer counselors, or professional staff counselors. Title IX Coordinators and HR Designees are also considered Responsible Employees and cannot ensure confidentiality.
Office of Civil Rights
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Chicago Office
U.S. Department of Education
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Telephone: (321) 730-1560
Facsimile: (321) 730-1576
In the event that an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX Coordinator or Human Resources Designee, reports should be made directly to the Title IX Coordinator’s Direct Supervisor.