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Sinclair Community College Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy and Procedures

Notice of Non-Discrimination

“No individual 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.” – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sinclair Community College is committed to providing an academic, work, and study environment free of inappropriate and disrespectful sexual conduct and communication in any form. Sinclair will conduct its programs, services, and activities in accordance with applicable federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, as well as state and local laws, and Sinclair policies.

New Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy and Procedures Adopted
On May 6, 2020 the U.S. Department of Education issued new Title IX regulations that make significant changes to the former Title IX policy and procedures used by Sinclair College.  These new regulations, effective August 14, 2020, limit the scope and jurisdiction under which an individual may file a complaint, narrows the definitions of prohibited conduct, and uses a different approach to due process requiring that new grievance procedures be adopted and published by the College. They are a significant shift from the former Title IX processes.

As always, Sinclair’s Title IX Office works to support a safe, respectful and healthy learning and working environment for all students, employees, and other College community members. With those principles in mind, Sinclair has aligned the College's new Title IX policy and procedures with the mandates in the new regulations. Sinclair’s President has established new
Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Procedures to comply with applicable statutes, regulations, and official guidance. Sinclair’s Board of Trustees adopted a new Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Policy on September 15, 2020 to carry out Sinclair’s obligations under Title IX and the new regulations.

Sinclair’s responsibilities and programs for preventing sexual harassment and sex discrimination and addressing it when it occurs are coordinated by the Sinclair Title IX Coordinator.  Resources are available for students and employees to address concerns pertaining to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

If you require information, support, or would like to file a complaint, contact the Sinclair Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Janet Jones
Title IX Coordinator

OR

Carol J. Glaser-Atkins
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Office Phone: 937-512-2961
Office Fax: 937-512-2777
Campus Location: Building 7, Room 343
Email: carol.glaser-atkins@sinclair.edu or  TitleIX@sinclair.edu

Sinclair strongly encourages individuals who believe that they or someone else has been the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and/or other forms of sexual misconduct off-campus to contact Dayton Police and to notify Sinclair Police immediately. Anyone who believes that he or she or someone else has experienced these acts on campus should contact Dayton Campus Police at 937-512-2700 or dial 911 from any location.

The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX.  Information regarding OCR can be found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.