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 of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F. R. Part 106 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. In compliance with Title IX, William Rainey Harper College prohibits sex discrimination, inclusive of sexual harassment and sexual assault, towards any person regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity.  

Report Sexual Misconduct/Harassment or a Title IX Violation

All members of the Harper College community, including students, employees, guests, and visitors, have the right to be free from gender-based or sexual misconduct in their educational pursuits at Harper. Harper College has designated two Title IX Coordinators who oversee Harper College‚Äôs compliance with Title IX. For any Title IX related concerns, contact:  

Title IX Coordinators:

Mary Kay Harton - mharton@harpercollege.edu 
Dean of Students
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Building A, Room A367
Palatine, Illinois 60067

Beverly Riley - briley@harpercollege.edu
Manager, Employee Relations
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road, A321
Palatine, Illinois 60067

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Gabe Lara  - glara@harpercollege.edu 
Associate Dean of Students
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road, A336
Palatine, Illinois   60067

You can also reach all of the Title IX Coordinators by emailing titleIX@harpercollege.edu

The Title IX Coordinators can provide information regarding campus policy, interim remedies, and confidential and non-confidential forms of support and assistance.

If you have been a victim of a crime, please review your rights and options.

Individuals with complaints of this nature also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - Chicago Office
Citigroup Center
500 W Madison Street, Suite #1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Phone: (312)730-1560
Fax: (312) 730-1576
TDD: 800-877-8339

OCR Online complaint form
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov
Web: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html 

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