What You Need to Know About Title IX
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act represents a turning point in our nation’s handling of sexual misconduct on college campuses. The Campus SaVE Act seeks to address the violence women face on campus: the highest rates of stalking, the highest risk of non-fatal intimate partner violence, and 20-25% of female students experiencing rape or attempted rape. The SaVE legislation updates the Jeanne Clery Act to create Transparency, Accountability, Education, and Collaboration.
The Bottom Line
Sexual misconduct is criminal behavior that will not be tolerated at any Iowa Valley Community College District campuses, facilities, or District events. It is the District’s policy to provide programs to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment by increasing awareness of gender violence, increasing recognition that it is a problem, increasing ownership/responsibility of the issue, developing skills to intervene, and increasing recognition of such intervention. The District’s policy (IVCCD Board Policy/Guideline 518) does not discriminate based on sexual orientation or preference of individuals engaging in sexual activity.
TITLE IX Contacts
In the event of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Domestic/Dating Violence, Stalking, and related crimes, contact the Title IX Coordinator for your campus. Their contact information can be found in the Staff Directory.
- Ellsworth Community College: Tracy Crippin-Haake
- Marshalltown Community College: Nate Chua
- Iowa Valley Grinnell: MaryAnne Nickle
- Iowa Valley Continuing Education: Becky Hassett
- Iowa Valley District Office (Employees only): Sara Aguilera
In an emergency contact the police department at 911. The non-emergency police phone numbers for Marshalltown are 641-754-5725, Iowa Falls is 641-648-6464, and Grinnell is 641-236-2670. Once the police have been contacted, inform the appropriate Title IX Coordinator. A student or employee who wishes to report a sexual assault or misconduct or file a complaint against another student or College employee should notify the Title IX Coordinator or submit a reporting form. The Title IX Coordinator can explain support options, investigative steps, and hearing procedures. Complaints will be handled in a timely and confidential manner to the extent reasonably possible. Details for the Title IX process can be found in the Process Manual.
Sexual Assault includes, but is not limited to, any sexual activity by a group or individual that takes place without the effective consent of the other individual(s) involved. Learn more.
Sexual Harassment is sexual misconduct that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when 1) submission is made explicitly or implicitly a term/condition of educational benefits, academic evaluations, or access to/participation in other College activities or opportunities, 2) submission to or rejection of such conduct or communication is used as the basis for educational decisions affecting an individual, or 3) the behavior is sufficiently severe or pervasive to unreasonably interfere with the student’s education or College activities, or creates an intimidating, hostile or objectively offensive educational environment. Learn more.
Domestic/Dating Violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by a domestic partner or a dating partner against the other partner.
Stalking means engaging in conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his/her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Support for Students
A student who files a report of sexual misconduct under Title IX, as well as witnesses and any students, present immediately before, during or in the aftermath of an alleged sexual assault/misconduct may not be referred for disciplinary action for unrelated violations (e.g. alcohol, parties, drugs, etc.). After reporting the alleged sexual assault/misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or campus security, a student may request these or other reasonable accommodations:
- change of on-campus housing to a different on-campus location
- transfer of class sections, when available
- assistance in exploring alternative housing, incompletes, leave or withdrawal
On-campus and off-campus resources are available to students at any time; after-hours assistance can be obtained by contacting the Assistant Director of Residence Life or Resident Assistant (RA).
Statewide Resources Available to All Students
- Crime Victims’ Compensation Program: 515-281-5044.
- Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline/Iowa Victim Service Call Center: 800-770-1650 or text “IOWAHELP” to 20121.
- Rural Domestic Abuse Program Hotline: 1-800-464-8340.
- Sexual Abuse Crisis Line: 1-800-203-3488.
Hardin County Resources for Ellsworth Students
- Crisis Intervention Services: 641-424-9133.
- Hansen Family Hospital: 920 S. Oak St., Iowa Falls, 641-648-7000.
- Achieve Mental Health: 814 Railroad St., Iowa Falls, 641-648-4010.
- Behavior Health Services: 322 ½ College Ave., Iowa Falls, 641-648-6491.
Marshall County Resources for Marshalltown Students
- Center Associates: 9 N. 4th Ave., 641-752-1585.
- Unity Point Health-Marshalltown: 3 S. 4th Ave., 641-754-5151.
- Child Abuse Prevention Services: 306 S. 17th Ave., 641-752-1730.
- ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support): 515-292-0500
- Youth & Family Shelter Services: 22 N Center St., 641-752-2300.
- MCC also offers free mental health counseling through the Student Assistance Program; contact Nancy Adams at 641-844-5753 or Nancy.Adams@iavalley.edu.
Poweshiek County Resources - Marshalltown and Grinnell Students
- Capstone Behavioral Healthcare: 641-260-8270, 200 4th Avenue West, Grinnell.
- Crisis Intervention Services, Crisis Line: 1-800-270-1620 or 641-673-5499, 500 High Avenue West, Oskaloosa, IA.
- UnityPoint Grinnell Regional Medical Center: 641-236-2380 (Emergency Room), 200 4th Avenue West, Grinnell.
Materials Used to Train Title IX
- Higher Education Decision Makers
- Investigator Training
- Higher Education Supportive Measures and Informal Resolution
- Title IX Coordinators
- Title IX Overview