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Title IX Coordinator Information

NOTICE OF DISCRIMINATION

Imperial Valley College is committed to a safe and equitable learning environment for all students and employees. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational programs and employment. Any incident, including sex discrimination or harassment, but not limited to, sexual assault including rape, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking committed on district property, or at a district-sponsored event or activity, should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator immediately.

 

Johanna Fisher
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
johanna.fisher@imperial.edu

Alexis Villa
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Dean of Student Services and Special Projects
alexis.villa@imperial.edu
(760) 355-6153


Title IX Team

Vikki Carr
Director of Admissions & Records
vikki.carr@imperial.edu
(760-355-6244

 Dr. James Dalske
Dean of Student Affairs, Enrollment Services & Campus Safety
james.dalske@imperial.edu
(760) 355-6457

Dr. Melani Guinn
Professor/Interim Department Chair
melani.guinn@imperial.edu
(760) 355-5705

Betsy Lane
Dean, Arts, Letters and Learning Services
betsy.lane@imperial.edu
(760) 355-6525

Yareli Rivera
Director of Student Development & Activities
yareli.rivera@imperial.edu
(760) 355-6509


 

WHAT IS TITLE IX? 

"The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

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." U.S. Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights

Examples of the types of conduct that could violate Title IX include, but are not limited to:

  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Dating or domestic violence
  • Sexual innuendos and comments
  • Sexually explicit questions
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing
  • Spreading rumors about person's sexuality
  • Sexual ridicule
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc.
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content
  • Stalking a person
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence

 

The Official Complaint Process for Title IX:  AP 3435 The Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations. 

 


safe zone LGBT SAFE CAMPUS

 

The office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to protect all students, including LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students under Title IX.  Imperial Valley College facilitates and fosters an inclusive, affirming, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, and staff, of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions.

 


 

FILING A TITLE IX COMPLAINT

Please contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinator to file a Title IX Complaint as follows: Staff and Faculty may contact Mr. Clint Dougherty, Chief of Human Resources at (760) 355-6207 (Bldg. 2400).  Students may contact Mr. James Dalske, Interim Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at (760) 355-6457 (Bldg. 1000).

 

ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANT STUDENTS

Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students provides background information to secondary school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students on school retention problems associated with pregnant and parenting students.
 

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

If a student is seeking more personal confidential support, there are designated confidential resources at Imperial Valley College.  Offices designated as "confidential" will not report any information to the Title IX Coordinator.  These conversations are kept strictly confidential and, except in rare, extreme circumstances (including the imminent risk of harm to self or others), nothing will be shared without your permission.

List of confidential resources located on your campus:

(760) 355-6310
Location: Room 1536

 

DISTRICT POLICIES

For District Policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, student rights, responsibilities, and code of conduct, as well as student discipline, click on the links below:

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT / ASSAULT PREVENTION AND AWARENESS

The sexual harassment of students, including the crime of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.

Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol.  An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.  A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.  All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.


 

WHAT IS CONSENT?

The law defines consent as the affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.  Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a Title IX IVC Teamsexual activity and can be revoked at any time.  Silence, the existence of a dating relationship or past sexual relations, is not by itself assumed to be an indicator of consent.  The person must act freely and voluntarily and have knowledge of the nature of the act or transaction involved. 

The following video helps explain what is consent:


 
 
Individuals with questions or concerns regarding sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual assault, may contact the Imperial Valley College Title IX Coordinator: Johanna Fisher, Associate Vice President, Human Resources at 760-355-6207 or titleIX@imperial.edu.

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