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Title IX - Sexual Misconduct Policy


Role of Title IX Coordinator
In order to coordinate and monitor the College’s implementation of this Sexual Misconduct Policy, the College has designated a Title IX Coordinator and a Title IX Team (see Appendix A).
The Title IX Coordinator will be informed of all complaints or reports of violation of this policy. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews College policies regarding sexual misconduct to ensure compliance with Title IX and the 2013 Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
  • Coordinates college-wide training, education and prevention efforts regarding Title IX and prohibited conduct defined in this policy.
  • Advises the Title IX Team in procedures and resources under this policy to ensure that the College’s review, investigation and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct are consistent, timely, effective, and in accordance with this policy.
  • Maintains records of all Title IX reports, documenting the College’s response, monitoring reports to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that may contribute to a hostile environment. These records will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law.
  • The Title IX Coordinator may delegate responsibilities under this policy to designated employees if appropriately trained.

Role of Title IX Team
The Title IX Team consists of Gordon employees who are committed to helping the College maintain a campus free of sex discrimination. Along with the Title IX Coordinator, they are the primary resources for students and employees regarding reports of sexual misconduct and procedures within this policy. All members of the Title IX Team receive annual training about the issues surrounding sexual misconduct on campus and the resources available to eliminate the misconduct and address its effects.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Receiving initial complaints regarding alleged sexual misconduct, and making safety and support arrangements as appropriate.
  • Making an initial assessment of the complaint and providing the complainant and accused information about the policy and process, including their rights under this policy, and helping them determine appropriate next steps.
  • Evaluating requests for confidentiality.
  • Assisting a complainant and accused to reach an informal resolution if appropriate.
  • Providing the Title IX Coordinator with reports of any allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • Each of the above has full authority to meet with individuals who believe sexual harassment or misconduct has occurred, and to ensure that complaints are investigated according to College policy and federal law. See Appendix A for names and contact information.