Title IX Policies

Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972 is a landmark federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

"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." See Title IX of the education amendments of 1972. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html

FACTS:

  • Title IX does not apply only to female students.
  • Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  • If NMC knows about sexual harassment or sexual assault Title IX requires NMC to take action immediately.
  • All Title IX complaints must be processed.
  • Title IX investigations are separate from law enforcement investigations.  Even if you file a police report, NMC is required to independently investigate the assault.

Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Rights:

Nebraska Methodist College students or employees reporting victimization of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking will be provided their written rights, which are:

(i) To be assisted by campus authorities if reporting a crime to local law enforcement;

(ii) Change academic, living, transportation, or working situations to avoid a hostile environment;

(iii) Obtain or enforce a no contact directive or restraining order;

(iv) Have a clear description of NMC's disciplinary process and know the range of possible sanctions; and

(v) Receive contact information about existing counseling, heath, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, and other services available both on-campus and community.

Please see the NMC Title IX policy including definitions: Under Sexual Misconduct Policy:

http://www.methodistcollege.edu/about/policies-and-guidelines/personal-conduct
 
REPORT IT!

Title IX coordinator Lindsay Snipes 402-354-7259 lindsay.snipes@methodistcollege.edu

Prompt reporting of a complaint is strongly encouraged as it allows for rapid response to and resolution of objectionable behavior. Contact 911 if you are in immediate danger.

To file a Title IX complaint, please click here.

You are not alone:

The following resources can provide guidance and support:

Confidential Resources:

Student Counseling:  Kathy Dworak-(402)354-7080
Campus Health Center: (402)354-7210/402-354-7260

Campus Resources:

Campus Security:  (402)354-7000/(402)740-6368 (cell)
Lead Title IX Coordinator:  Lindsay Snipes-(402)354-7259 or lindsay.snipes@methodistcollege.edu

Community Resources:

Methodist Emergency Room SANE/SART-(402)354-4000

Locations:

8303 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
717 N. 190th Plaza, Omaha, NE

Women's Center for Advancement (WCA)-(402)345-6555 or 24/7 Crisis Line (402)345-7273

24/7 Hot Lines:

National Domestic Violence Hotline-(800)799-SAFE (7233) and (800)787-3224
National Sexual Assault Hotline-(800)656-HOPE (4673)

Websites:

Not Alone:  www.notalone.gov
Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition:  www.ndvsac.org
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network):  www.rainn.org
LGBTQ:  The Survivor Project:  www.survivorproject.org

Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention Programs and Resources

REVIEWED/REVISED:

7/2013; 7/2015; 9/2017

RELATED POLICIES:

Title IX-Sexual Misconduct Policy

PURPOSE:

To communicate the College's programs and resources available concerning sexual harassment/assault prevention.

Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX)

REVIEWED/REVISED:

10/13; 11/13; 9/14; 2/15; 10/15; 4/16; 9/17

RELATED POLICY:

Minors Involved in NMC Programs; College Code of Conduct

PURPOSE: 

To provide the NMC community (faculty, staff, administrators and students) and members of the public visiting a work place and educational environment free of harassment, interference and intimidation, NMC has adopted and published the following policy and grievance procedures for complaints under Title IX.

Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) strives to create a respectful, safe and non-threatening environment for its students, faculty, staff, administrators and visitors. This policy sets forth the resources available to students, describes prohibited conduct and establishes procedures for responding to sexual misconduct incidents that includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other unwelcome behaviors.