V. Role of the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator

The College has designated and authorized Samantha Hughes as the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator. The Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator will be informed of all reports of Prohibited Conduct shared with designated College employees, and will manage the College’s centralized review, investigation, and resolution of those reports to ensure the College’s compliance with and the effective implementation of this policy. All references to actions by the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator may be performed by the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator or a designee.

The Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator is:

  • Knowledgeable and trained in College policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws;
  • Available to advise any individual, including a reporting party, complainant, or respondent about the courses of action, formal or informal, available at the College and in the community;
  • Responsible for offering and implementing reasonably available supportive measures;
  • Available to provide assistance to any College employee regarding how to respond appropriately to a report of Prohibited Conduct;
  • Responsible for monitoring full compliance with all procedural requirements, record keeping and timeframes outlined in this policy;
  • Responsible for managing training, prevention and education efforts and annual reviews of climate and culture; and
  • Responsible for facilitating periodic review of this policy as needed to maintain compliance with state and federal law.

In addition to addressing complaints against a particular party, the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator also facilitates the handling of reports raised that College policies or practices may discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, familial status, parenting, or pregnancy. The Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator conducts an assessment of such concerns and, using procedures the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator determines to be appropriate given the circumstances and works with the College to ensure that its policies and practices are compliant.