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What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal regulation that ensures a workplace and educational environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  Title IX includes sexual misconduct which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and discrimination based upon sex and applies to and protects all students, employees, third-party vendors, and visitors to the campus.

“No individual 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, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities. Title IX protects students, employees and third parties with a relationship to the College, whether on or off campus.

Rhodes State College is committed to providing safe campuses that are free from sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual assault and their harmful effects.  Rhodes State will conduct its programs, services and activities in accordance with applicable federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, as well as state and local laws, and Rhodes State policies. 

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How to Reach the Title IX Office

If you require information and/or support, or would like to file a complaint, please contact the RSC Title IX Office:

Title IX Coordinator: Andrea Goings, Executive Director, Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator

Public Service Building
Office: (419) 995-8302
Goings.A@RhodesState.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students: Nicole Buccalo, Director, Student Engagement & First Year Programs

Public Service Building
(419) 995-8479
Buccalo.N@RhodesState.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees: Trisha Russell, Associate Executive Director, Human Resources

Public Service Building
(419) 995-8383
Russell.TK@RhodesState.edu 

College Policies & Procedures

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Grievance Resolution Policy

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Grievance Resolution Procedure

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As required by the Final Title IX Rule, all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process must be made publicly available on its website. The Training materials follow:

Addtional Resources

“James A Rhodes State College has a strong commitment to the principle of nondiscrimination in all its forms. In its admission, educational, extra-curricular and employment practices, athletics, social programs, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, color, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), gender, gender identity or manifestation, genetic information, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act, and applicable federal, state, or local laws and college policy”