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.”
Mineral Area College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, genetic and family medical history as defined by GINA, or marital or parental status, in admission/access to, or treatment/employment in its programs and activities.
Mineral Area College is committed to responding to sexual discrimination/harassment by stopping, preventing and remedying the situation in a timely manner. Prohibited misconduct under the Title IX policy includes:
- sexual harassment - unwelcomed verbal, visual, or physical sexual conduct. Offensive, severe, and/or frequent remarks about a person's sex. Harassment of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual's right to an education and participation in a program or activity.
- sexual assault - sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim.
- dating violence - the abuser intentionally behaves in ways that cause fear, degradation and humiliation to control the other person.
- domestic violence - violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
- stalking - the act or crime of willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear injury or death especially because of express or implied threats
MAC is dedicated to maintaining a safe campus for all members of the College community. Any member of the college who has violated this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and/or dismissal from the college.
The entire policy can be found at: Title IX Policy