Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding. Title IX protects all students from sex-based discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived sex, gender identity and/or gender expression. Effective August 2020, updated regulations established by the U.S. Department of Education reaffirmed the commitment to anti-discriminatory practices and introduced new training and procedural requirements.
Under Title IX, forms of sexual misconduct and intimidation constitute prohibited sex-based discrimination. The college strictly prohibits any act of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Any member of the AIMC community found to have committed such an act will face harsh disciplinary action including, but not limited to, mandated counseling, restricted access to college property and functions, dismissal from the college, termination of employment at the college, and/or prosecution by external authorities. AIMC’s non-discrimination policy extends to all educational programs, student admission, and faculty/staff/student employment.
Resources and procedures related to AIMC’s policy on sexual misconduct and Title IX regulations can be found in the college’s Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Resources handbook. Students or staff who wish to report a complaint or incident should complete a Complaint & Incident Form and submit it to the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
All AIMC students, faculty, and staff must complete Title IX training upon enrollment or hiring. Students, faculty, and staff also receive a review of Title IX information and resources each academic year. In addition to the annual Title IX review, managers and supervisors are required to complete sexual harassment training every 2 years. AIMC staff members responsible for Title IX reporting, investigations, hearings, and appeals receive extensive training to ensure all processes are thorough, efficient, and unbiased. The content and materials used for staff training can be found in the AIMC Title IX Training Manual.
Questions, concerns, or reports regarding Title IX violations should be directed to the AIMC Title IX Coordinator:
Robbyn Kawaguchi, Psy.D.
Director of Student Services
2550 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704
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