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Report Discriminatory Harassment & Retaliation
Discriminatory harassment constitutes a form of discrimination that is prohibited by Northland Pioneer College (NPC) policy. Discriminatory harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct by any member or group of the community on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by policy or law.
NPC does not tolerate discriminatory harassment of any employee, student, visitor, or guest. Northland Pioneer College will act to remedy all forms of harassment when reported, whether or not the harassment rises to the level of creating a “hostile environment.”
It is prohibited for Northland Pioneer College or any member of NPC’s community to take materially adverse action by intimidating, threatening, coercing, harassing, or discriminating against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by law or policy, or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this policy and procedure.
Report Sexual Harassment
Northland Pioneer College has adopted the following definition of Sexual Harassment in order to address the unique environment of an academic community, which consists not only of employer and employees, but of students as well.
Acts of sexual harassment may be committed by any person upon any other person, regardless of the sex, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity of those involved.
Sexual Harassment, as an umbrella category, includes the offenses of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Report Disruptive Behavior
NPC faculty, staff, and students should use this form for students whose behavior inhibits a faculty member’s ability to conduct class or limits other students' ability to benefit from instruction; whose conduct, speech or activity interferes with other individuals’ actions and/or the learning activities of other students in the academic environment, or whose actions inhibit college work in any office, classroom, lounge, or other college settings. See NPC Student Code of Conduct.
Report Academic Misconduct
Academic dishonesty, academic misconduct or academic fraud is any type of cheating, plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of data, deception of an instructor by providing false information for missing an exam or deadline, or claiming to have submitted coursework. It also includes using paid services to complete an assignment or providing test answers for money as well as impersonation by assuming a student’s identity with an intent to advantage a student. See NPC Student Code of Conduct.
Report Housing or Food Insecurity
NPC faculty, staff, and students should use this form if they become aware of a student who needs support and resources to address housing and/or food insecurities.
Student Grievance/Grade Appeal
The primary goal of the Student Grievance Process is to produce a mutually acceptable solution to the student’s complaint as soon as possible and at the lowest administrative level possible. The Student Grievance Process may apply to complaints involving financial aid, course grades, interactions with College employees, or academic dismissal from an academic program. See NPC's Student Grievance procedure and Student Grade Appeal procedure.
About Reporting an Incident
How to Report
All individuals are encouraged to promptly report possible violations of NPC Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy to the college. Reporting can aid in recovery and prevent future incidents.
Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may be made by any person using any of the following options:
File a complaint with, or give verbal notice to, the Title IX Coordinator or deputies:
Dr. Jessica Clark
Vice President for Learning & Student Services
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Student Service
Title IX Deputy Coordinator – Students
Interim Chief Human Resource Officer
Title IX Deputy Coordinator – Employees
Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-college business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator or any other official listed.
Report Using Online Form
Report online, using the reporting form here. Anonymous reports are accepted and can give rise to a need to investigate. Northland Pioneer College tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which may be impossible with an anonymous report. Because reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response, and as Northland Pioneer College respects Complainant requests to dismiss complaints unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of privacy by making a report that allows Northland Pioneer College to discuss and/or provide supportive measures.
What is considered a formal complaint?
Report to any NPC supervisor or instructor.
A Formal Complaint means a document filed/signed by the Complainant or signed by the Title IX Coordinator alleging a policy violation by a Respondent and requesting that Northland Pioneer College investigate the allegation(s). A complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information in the section immediately above, or as described in this section. As used in this paragraph, the phrase “document filed by a Complainant” means a document or electronic submission (such as by electronic mail or through an online portal provided for this purpose by Northland Pioneer College) that contains the Complainant’s physical or digital signature, or otherwise indicates that the Complainant is the person filing the complaint.
If notice is submitted in a form that does not meet this standard, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the Complainant to ensure that it is filed correctly.
Who is mandated to report?
All Northland Pioneer College employees (faculty, staff, administrators) are expected to report actual or suspected discrimination or harassment to appropriate officials immediately. Presently, NPC does not employ any Confidential Resources.
If a Complainant would like the details of an incident to be kept confidential, the Complainant may speak with off-campus (non-employees):
- Licensed professional counselors and other medical providers
- Local rape crisis counselors
- Domestic violence resources
- Local or state assistance agencies