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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 subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.

Title IX requires Mesalands Community College to respond and take action to address sex-based discrimination and harassment complaints. This includes sexual misconduct complaints related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. As such, the College will:

  • Investigate what happened.
  • Implement interim measures during the investigation to prevent the potential of any further discrimination or harassment.
  • Take appropriate steps to resolve the matter in an effort to eliminate the discrimination/harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

Title IX Coordinator

Mesalands Community College has designated a Title IX Coordinator to coordinate the College’s efforts to comply with Title IX and implement the College’s responsibilities under Title IX.

The College’s Title IX Coordinator is:

Dr. Aaron Kennedy
Vice President of Student Affairs
(575) 461-4413

Reporting Title IX Incidents

Incidents of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct (to include sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) should be reported using the Title IX reporting form.