Title IX

Who is the Title IX Coordinator?

Dr. Mike Hobbs (students)
Vice President for Student Affairs
Jefferson Campus
Allen Library Building, Room 207
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35215
Office: (205) 856-8543
mhobbs@jeffersonstate.edu

Dr. Hobbs is here to support you and offer information and additional resources to support you right away! 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.

Mr. Shain Wilson (employees)
Director of Human Resources
111 George Wallace Hall
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35215
Phone: (205) 856-8598
swilson@jeffersonstate.edu

Title IX Training & Certifications

Awarded Certificate of Completion by ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators)
Mike Hobbs – Title IX Coordinator Level One Training – September 21, 2020 – September 20, 2022
Shain Wilson – Title IX Coordinator Level One Training – September 21, 2020 – September 20, 2022
Anne Sherman – Director – ADA Accommodations Office – Civil Rights Investigator Level One – September 29, 2020 – September 28, 2022
Mark Bailey – Chief of Police – Civil Rights Investigator Level One – September 29, 2020 – September 28, 2022

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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