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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.

For more information on resources and understanding the reporting process review your rights and options here. 

Harper College has designated two Title IX Coordinators who oversee Harper College‚Äôs compliance with Title IX.  The Title IX Coordinators and Deputies can provide information regarding campus policy, interim remedies, and confidential and non-confidential forms of support and assistance. For any Title IX related concerns, contact:  

Title IX Coordinators:

Beverly Riley - briley@harpercollege.edu
Manager, Employee Relations
Title IX Co-coordinator
Building A, Room A321

Mary Kay Harton - mharton@harpercollege.edu 
Dean of Students
Title IX Co-coordinator
Building A, Room A367


Individuals also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education:
Chicago Office - Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone:  312.730.1560
Fax:      312.730.1576
TDD:     800.877.8339
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov
Web: https://ocrcas.ed.gov/contact-ocr 

Direct link to: OCR Online complaint form

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