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Title IX (1972)- "No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid." (Section 1681. Sex).

Title IX is commonly thought of as pertaining only to athletics. However, the law is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a college.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination
Mount Marty College welcomes students of all faiths and promotes a policy of non-discrimination in all programs and employment with respect to sex, race, age, color, national origin, religious preference and disabilities.

Notice of Title IX
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Mount Marty College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all academic and extracurricular programs and activities, including intercollegiate athletic activities. Title IX protects all people, regardless of gender or gender identity, from sexual harassment and sexual violence (including sexual misconduct and sexual assault), which are forms of sex discrimination. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.

The College has designated the Compliance Officer as the Title IX Coordinator to oversee the implementation of Title IX, including the responsibility of reviewing Title IX complaints. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to College programs and activities may be referred to the following Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinators.

Title IX Coordinator
Erin L. Colgan, OSB
Compliance Officer
Bede 228
1105 W. 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078
605-668-1547
ecolgan@mtmc.edu

What does Title IX cover?
  • Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Retaliation for reporting acts of discrimination listed above
What do you need to know?
If you or someone you know at Mount Marty College has experienced any of the prohibited behaviors listed above, you have the right to file an internal complaint with the college.

There are resources and support available to all Mount Marty College community members.

Additional Resources
Grievance Policy
Campus Safety

Note: Mount Marty College is in the process of reviewing its sexual misconduct policies and procedures to ensure compliance with guidance issued by the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR). During this process, the content on the College website supersedes all print documents and will serve as the essential resource for current information about policies, procedures and resources.

A complaint may be filed directly with the OCR against an institution. A potential complainant may want to find out about the institution's grievance process and use that process to have the complaint resolved. A complainant is not required by law to use the institutional grievance procedure before filing a complaint with OCR. If a complainant uses an institutional grievance process and also chooses to file the complaint with OCR, the complaint must be filed with OCR within 60 days after the last act of the institutional grievance process. For more information about filing a complaint directly with the OCR, visit the U.S. Department of Education's website at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/know.html.