Campus Safety & Title IX

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SCC is committed to the safety and civil rights of all our students, staff and visitors. See important information below.

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Title IX

Sex/Gender Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct
Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and stalking are violations of SCC's Conduct Code/Student Handbook and its sexual misconduct policy. A number of federal laws and regulations, including Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Clery Act mandate how institutions respond to such allegations. Many types of sexual misconduct also constitute violations of Iowa law.

Members of the campus community, guests, and visitors have a right to be free from sexual misconduct. All members of the community must conduct themselves in a way that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College’s sexual misconduct policy is intended to define expectations for appropriate conduct and outline resolution processes to address conduct that does not meet these expectations. When individuals accused of sexual misconduct are found to be in violation of the policy, the College will impose serious sanctions.

All members of the campus community, guests, and visitors are protected by this policy regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The College has jurisdiction over all acts of sexual misconduct involving members of the campus community, no matter where they occur, whether on or off campus.

Additional information about campus crime, state laws, and disclosures related to sexual misconduct can be found in the campus Annual Security Report.

View complete Title IX Policy (PDF)

Filing a Report

Any student or employee who believes he or she has been a victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator (see the right of the screen for contact information).

To file a report visit our Incident Reporting Form

Annual Reports

Procedures

A list of important procedures regarding campus and student safety.

Equal Education & Employment Opportunity

Southeastern Community College is committed to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, genetic information, veteran status and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. We are further committed to hire the best-qualified person to fill each available position and reward each employee based on his or her job performance. We will ensure that all personnel and academic actions will be administered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, genetic information, veteran status and actual or potential parental, family or marital status.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Title IX/Clery teams are charged with fulfilling this commitment. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Inquiries regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination policy and the appropriate grievance procedure may be directed to:

Title IX and Equity Coordinator
Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655
(319) 208-5101 or (866) 722-4692, ext. 5101

Campus Safety Authority

A Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a college official with responsibility for student and campus activities. While a report can be made to any SCC staff member, these individuals are designated to receive crime reports.

Campus Security Authority Roster:

     
Kristi Schroeder Dennis Marino Doug Patrick
Kari Bevans Sibyl McIntire Sarah Schwartz
Kevin Carr Angela Mickelson Holly Luttenegger
Chuck Chrisman Annette Peterson John McVey
Dana Chrisman Kelly Waters Joan Williams
Jeff Ebbing Melissa Flores  
Abby Herriman Shannon Johnson  

Filing an External Complaint

The United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX. Any student, employee, or visitors to campus may direct a complaint directly to that office.

Director of the Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 730-1560
Fax (312) 730-1576

Retaliation

SCC encourages individuals to bring forward information/complaints about sexual harassment and sexual violence. Retaliation against any individual who reports or participates in the investigation of alleged violations is strictly forbidden and will be enforced by the College administration.

How Can I Get Additional Information?

SCC Administrative Guideline 906 – Sex/Gender Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct

Resources

US Department of Education / Office for Civil Rights - Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence
Not Alone - The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

Contact Your Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator:

Dave Haden
Dean of Students
Student Support Center - EN 22
West Burlington Campus
titleix@scciowa.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator(s):

Joan Williams
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student Support Center - EN 21
West Burlington Campus
(319) 208-5049

Melissa Flores
Director of Student Activities
Building 300 – Office 356
West Burlington Campus
(319) 208-5021

Officials with Authority

Southeastern Community College has named the following administrators as Officials with Authority. An Official with Authority (OWA) means an employee of the College is explicitly vested with the responsibility to implement corrective measures for sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation on behalf of the College. Notice to any Official with Authority conveys actual knowledge to the institution.

The College has designated the following employees, in addition to the Title IX Team members listed above as Officials with Authority to implement corrective measures for sexual harassment/discrimination

  • College President
  • College Vice Presidents
  • Human Resources Director
  • Athletic Director

Notice results whenever an Official with Authority:

  • witnesses sexual harassment;
  • hears about sexual harassment or sexual harassment allegations from a complainant (i.e., a person alleged to be the victim) or a third party (e.g., the complainant’s parent, friend, or peer);
  • receives a written or verbal complaint about sexual harassment or sexual harassment allegations;or by any other means.

SCC Non-Discrimination Statement

SCC Nondiscrimination Statement

Board Policy 107

BOARD POLICY TYPE: PHILOSOPHY & GOALS

POLICY TITLE: Nondiscrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status in its program, activities, or employment practices.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Director of Human Resources (employment concerns) at 319-208-5063 or the Vice President of Student Affairs (student concerns) at 319-208-5049, 1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655, equity@scciowa.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Nondiscrimination statement is pursuant to requirement by Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

View SCC's Annual Nondiscrimination Statement

Website Accessibility Compliance Policy

Website Accessibility Statement

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as with Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, Southeastern Community College has made, and will continue to make, efforts to ensure content on all of its websites is accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities and other users of assistive technology.

The College is working to update its website content in compliance with modern accessibility standards. If you have trouble accessing any part of the site, please contact Meg D'Souza at mdsouza@scciowa.edu with the following information:

  1. The URL (web address) of the page
  2. The problem you are experiencing
  3. Your name, email address, and phone number.

The College will use its best efforts to remedy the issue and/or provide the information you are seeking in an alternative format until the issue can be remedied. Grievances related to Section 504, Title II, or other formal complaints regarding website accessibility can be filed with the District using the applicable procedures outlined in Administrative Guideline 1117.

Platforms of outside entities, such as Google, YouTube, etc., which may be integrated with the College website are services provided by those respective companies, and the College is not responsible for their adherence to accessibility standard

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