The new 2020 Title IX regulations clarify what triggers Northland Pioneer College’s (NPC) response obligation. A response obligation means that NPC must institute corrective measures, which can include initiating an investigation and offering supporting measures, for example.
The triggering event under the new 2020 Title IX regulations centers on when the College receives actual knowledge of allegations of sexual harassment/ discrimination. Actual knowledge means that an NPC employee has received notice of sexual harassment/discrimination or notice of allegations of sexual harassment/discrimination. All NPC employees must report any allegation to the Title IX Coordinator.
NPC has designated a Title IX Coordinator who can be reached by using the information listed in the box to the right. Notice of sexual harassment/discrimination or allegations of sexual harassment/discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator conveys actual knowledge to the institution.
All NPC employees have been designated as Mandatory Reporters including full-time and part-time (temporary, adjuncts, student) employees. Mandatory reporters are expected to report actual or suspected sexual harassment/discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator within twenty-four (24) hours and/or police, if desired by the Complainant. The Title IX Coordinator will take action on the report.
Mandatory Reports shall report when they:
- witnesses sexual harassment;
- hears about sexual harassment or sexual harassment allegations from a complainant (i.e., a person alleged to be the victim) or a third party (e.g., the complainant’s parent, friend, or peer);
- receives a written or verbal complaint about sexual harassment or sexual harassment allegations;
- or by any other means.
Mandatory Reporter under this policy does not diminish or affect the requirement under Arizona state law requiring the report of child abuse, elder abuse, and/or abuse of individuals with disabilities to appropriate officials.