What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. It is the landmark legislation that bans gender-based discrimination in schools and colleges.
Title IX requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. Fair and equal treatment in all aspects of higher education is expected under the Title IX regulations. Detailed information on CCAC's Title IX policy can be found in the Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response Procedure.
Title IX States:
No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.
Who Enforces Title IX?
The United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at this link.
Who is Covered by Title IX?
ALL students, employees, guests or third-party vendors are covered by Title IX.
Title IX Team Training Materials
The 2020 Title IX Regulations 34 CFR §106.45(b)(10) requires recipients to post materials used for training Title IX personnel on their website or make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public to inspect. CCAC's Title IX Team's training credentials, along with links to available training materials, are public below.
Who to Contact?
Any member of the College community, guest, or third party who has experienced or witnessed any form of sex/gender-based discrimination or harassment should report all misconduct to CCAC's Civil Rights Compliance Officer, who serves as the designated Title IX Coordinator:
Ketwana D. Schoos, Ed.D
Civil Rights Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
- [email protected]
You may also use the College's online reporting system to report a civil rights violation or incident of sexual misconduct. The online reporting form, which can be submitted anonymously, is below.
Make a Report
CCAC maintains an online reporting system to receive reports of civil rights violations, including reported incidents of sexual violence and sexual harassment, which can be accessed by clicking below.Submit a Report
Who Should Report?
Everyone has a part in helping to create a safe working and learning environment at CCAC. To this end, all members of the College community are encouraged to report any incidents of sex/gender-based discrimination and harassment to the Title IX Coordinator. All CCAC employees are considered Mandatory Reporters, and should report any allegations of sex/gender-based discrimination and harassment in compliance with the process outlined in the Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response Procedure.
Title IX: Resources
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) confidential hotline: 1.866.363.7273
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh 24-hour confidential hotline: 412.687.8005