Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:
"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..."
20 U.S.C. § 1681
It is the policy of Montgomery College to establish and maintain an environment in which all members of the Montgomery College community can work or participate in College education programs and activities free from all forms of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by federal and state discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, some forms of sexual misconduct violate the criminal laws of the State of Maryland. Sexual misconduct in any form will not be tolerated by Montgomery College. The College will take immediate action to stop sexual misconduct of which it is aware, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
For Title IX Concerns, contact:
Montgomery College’s Title IX Coordinator is:
Director of ADA Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
900 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850 – Central Administration Building Rm. # 150
Title IX Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Notification and Education
- Prepare and disseminate educational materials
that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and
- Coordinate in-service training to all employees and students concerning Title IX policy.
2. Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
- Receive and process, in a timely manner,
inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding
rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other
discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX.
- If not appropriate for investigation, refer inquiries to other resources (e.g. Academic Affairs, Human Resources).
- Initiate investigation process for alleged discrimination and/or harassment.
- Notify complainants of his or her right to pursue remedies outside of the College grievance process.
- Monitor compliance of all requirements and time-lines specified in the complaint/grievance procedures.
3. Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance
- Train staff responsible for implementing grievance procedures.
and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other compiled
records regarding complaints of sexual harassment and other
discriminatory practices, including annual descriptive reports of number
and nature of filed complaints and disposition of complaints.
knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and
trends in the field of education related to harassment and other
discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.