Notice of Non-Discrimination: 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..."
Title IX - 20 U.S.C. § 1681 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. College Unbound is in compliance with Title IX. Programs and activities which may be included are: recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and scholarships; course offerings and access; hiring and retention; and, benefits and leave.
Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is any unsolicited or unwelcome conduct of asexual nature. It can include unwelcome verbal or non-verbal conduct, request for sexual favors and physical behaviors that range from sexual gestures or teasing to sexual assault, acts of sexual violence and sexually coerced activity. In compliance with Title IX, College Unbound prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment as well as in admissions, enrollment, and in the provision of all services, programs and activities.
The College’s Policy Statements outlining these prohibitions may be accessed online at collegeunbound.org
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement on Harassment
Any student, faculty, or staff member with questions or concerns about the applicable college policies or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the college’s Title IX Coordinator. Individuals with questions or concerns about violations of the Code of Student Conduct specifically should contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Provost and also may want to review the College Unbound Student Handbook.
Filing a Complaint of Sex Discrimination or Sexual Harassment: Individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of protected qualifications, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence may file a complaint with the College. Any concerns of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and/or sex discrimination, regardless of the identity of the accused, may be brought to the Title IX Coordinator. For complaints about employee contact, concerned individuals may contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or fill out the Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Complaint Form. Allegations of discrimination made against students, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Provost.
College Unbound’s Title IX Coordinator monitors compliance with this law and centrally coordinates the institution’s response to complaints of discrimination based on sex. The Title IX Coordinator will ensure complaints of this nature are addressed by the appropriate College entities and will assist complainants in receiving any medical, mental health or other services that may be warranted. The Title IX Coordinator will also facilitate any interim measures that may be necessary to protect the complainant in the institutional setting. Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance, may contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information:
Title IX Coordinator: Danielle Maddox
325 Public Street, Providence, RI
Alternatively, or in addition to the Title IX Coordinator, inquiries may be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the federal agency charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX:
Boston Office of Civil Rights
US Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: (617) 289-0111 Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov