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Title IX

Last updated August 13, 2020

Morningside College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Title IX is a federal law under the Department of Education’s 1972 amendment (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) that protects all individuals from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities. These include but, are not limited to sex based discrimination in sports, against pregnant and parenting students, or women in STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math). It also addresses sexual harassment, gender based discrimination and sexual violence. Sexual violence covers attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality based threats or abuse and voyeurism.

To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Morningside has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected class status, and for allegations of retaliation. Morningside values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.