WHAT IS TITLE IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:
“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 protects persons from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Gaston College is committed to providing an education environment where 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 educational program or activity.
The College encourages students to immediately report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual misconduct. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility, listed below are the College’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR DUTIES
The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator at Gaston College provide leadership for Title IX activities and insure the prompt and effective investigation of and response to complaints. They each serve as campus resources for Title IX information including reporting and resolution options.
Please Note: The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator are not confidential sources of reporting and support. While they will address your concerns with sensitivity and will keep your information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Chief Administrative Officer, Administrative Services
Beam Administration Building
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034
TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATOR
Silvia Patricia Rios Husain
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034
Gaston College is committed to providing a safe and secure working and learning environment by employing a Campus Police and Security Department and complying with the Clery Act. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information including crime statistics. Gaston College publishes an Annual Security Report (ASR) by October 1 each year, which contains information related to safety and security including crime statistics for the prior three years, various safety and security measures, and crime prevention information. The ASR also contains important information related to Title IX such as definitions and terms, consent, reporting misconduct, confidentiality, retaliation, bystander intervention, and risk reduction strategies.
To review the current ASR, you can contact Campus Police by telephone at 704.922.6480, in person at Room 122, Comer Engineering Technologies Building, Dallas, NC 28034, or by clicking the following link: Gaston College Annual Security Report.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Gaston College is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment and educational programs and activities and does not discriminate against current or potential employees or students on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Gaston College supports protections under all applicable state and federal laws including but not limited to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008.
Inquiries regarding affirmative action/equal opportunity should be directed to: Chief Administrative Officer (Employees) or Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (Students), 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034 or call 704.922.6200.