Title IX

ICS logoWho is the Title IX Coordinator?

Debbie Boone, PHR
Director of Human Resources
George Wallace Hall, Room 111
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
Office: (205) 856-8598
Email: [email protected]

The College Community is here to ensure our campus is a safer, more welcoming place to be. You can talk with any Campus Official, faculty member or staff person if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual harassment/sexual violence.

Title IX Training & Certifications

Awarded Certificate of Completion by ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators)

Anne Sherman

  • Civil Rights Investigator Level One – September 29, 2020-September 28, 2022

Awarded Certificates of Completion by ICS (Institutional Compliance Solutions)

Debbie Boone

  • Title IX Coordinator, Level I – June 8, 2021
  • Title IX Investigator, Level I – June 15, 2021
  • Title IX Decision-Maker, Level I – June 22, 2021
  • Title IX Appellate Decision-Maker, Level I – July 13, 2021
  • Title IX Advisor, Level I – July 20, 2021
  • Title IX Information Resolution Facilitator, Level I – July 27, 2021

Anne Sherman

  • Title IX Investigator, Level II – February 2022

Adam Goodman

  • Title IX Decision Maker, Level I – June 22, 2021
  • Title IX Decision Maker, Level II – July 13, 2021

Danielle Coburn

  • Title IX Appellate Decision Maker, Level I – June 22, 2021
  • Title IX Appellate Decision Maker, Level II – July 13, 2021

Cindy Bobo

  • Title IX Advisor, Level I – July 20, 2021

Rodney Thompson

  • Title IX Advisor, Level I – July 20, 2021

What is Title IX?

“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

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance.

What is the Title IX Coordinator responsible for?

  • Overseeing all Title IX complaints and investigations to provide prompt, fair and equitable resolutions
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise
  • Being available to meet with students, provide support and answer questions
  • Working with other college officials
  • Coordinating training, education and communication pertaining to Title IX
  • Being available to assist school law enforcement employees regarding how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual violence
  • Ensuring that our institution carries out its Title IX responsibilities

How to File a Title IX Request/Complaint

NOTE: Faculty members, staff members or students who knowingly provide a false complaint under this policy to a College official, or intentionally mislead College officials who are involved in the investigation or resolution of a complaint, may be subject to disciplinary action.

Who does Title IX apply to?

Title IX applies to:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Subcontractors, vendors
  • Guests/Visitors

What does Title IX prohibit?

It prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions, programs and activities. This includes:

  • Sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence
  • Domestic, intimate partner and dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Hostile work environment
  • Sexual harassment (quid pro quo, disparate treatment)
  • Failing to provide appropriate accommodations for a pregnant or parenting student
  • Treating a person differently based on marital status

Title IX Complaints & Criminal Investigations

If a case of alleged sexual harassment or sexual violence occurs, the College will promptly and equitably investigate under Title IX to determine what occurred. We’ll also take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.

A Title IX investigation is different from any law enforcement investigation.

Our Title IX Coordinator and other supporters can help you decide the best course of action for you by describing our grievance procedures listed below!

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