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."

William Rainey Harper College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and employment environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and other misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation and gender-related identity. All members of the Harper College community, including students, employees, guests, and visitors, have the right to be free from gender-based or sex-based misconduct in their educational pursuits at Harper.  The College prohibits all forms of sex-based misconduct, including but not limited to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The College also prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender-related identity and expression, pregnancy, and parental status under its Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policies. 

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. It is the policy of William Rainey Harper College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (“VAWA”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, and all other applicable laws and local ordinances regarding unlawful sex-based discrimination, harassment or other misconduct.

Report Sexual Misconduct/Harassment or a Title IX Violation

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’s 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:  

The College has designated the Dean of Students and Employee Relations Manager as its Title IX Coordinators, responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX.   The Title IX Coordinators can additionally provide information regarding campus policy, interim remedies, and confidential and non-confidential forms of support and assistance. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 may be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinators, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education, or both, through the following contacts:

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

Last Updated: 8/19/21