What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.
Alvin Community College is committed to providing an environment of academic study and employment free from harassment or discrimination to all segments of its community; its employees, students, guests and vendors; and will promptly address all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
How do I report Title IX issues?
Dr. Jade Borne, Vice President of Student Services is designated as ACC’s Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for ensuring ACC complies with Title IX, including responding to and investigating all complaints of sex discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence).
If you believe you or someone has been subjected to (1) sexual harassment by an ACC employee, student, guest or vendor; or (2) any other form of sexual based discrimination under Title IX, you should report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator listed below. Click here to proceed to ACC's complaint webpage where a formal complaint can be submitted.
Dr. Jade Borne
Vice President, Student Services
Title IX Coordinator
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road
Alvin, TX 77511
ACC employees, please see the ACC Policy Manual for more information on sexual harassment.
What happens when I file a Title IX complaint?
Please refer to local policies FFDA and DIAA (employees).
Supportive Resources for Complainant and Respondent
Counseling and other resources are available and will be offered to the complainant and respondent. Visit ACC's Counseling and Community Resources webpage or The POD/Campus Services/Student Support/Student Support Services (current students and must log in).
In addition to your right to file a Title IX complaint, you have the right to file a complaint with local law enforcement if you believe a crime has occurred.