Sexual Misconduct Awareness

Jackson College is committed to preventing sexual misconduct and offering support to those who have been harmed. Sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and all forms of sexual misconduct have no place at Jackson College. This website provides links to tools and resources that can help ensure all Jackson College campuses are safe and healthy places to learn.

Sexual Discrimination/Harassment Policy  Discrimination & Harassment Complaint Form


  • Where Can I Find the Complete Policy and Procedure?

    Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment, in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report.  Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

    Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure

  • What Additional Resources Are Available?

    College & Community Resources

    Jackson College Resources

    The Oasis Center

    517.990.1300

    During a student’s college experience, one might encounter situations that impact their learning environment. When these situations occur, support from the Oasis Center is available to provide short-term assistance.

    Campus Safety & Security

    517.796.8620

    JC Health Clinic

    517.990.1374

    Jackson College has partnered with Henry Ford Allegiance Health to offer JC students and employees medical care evaluation and treatment from the clinic’s caring staff.


    Jackson County Resources

    Victims’ Rights Team

    517-788-4071

    Aware, Inc. – SANE Nurse on staff
    Shelter/Services/Counseling.
    706 W. Michigan Ave.
    Jackson, MI. 49201
    517-783-2861
    www.awareshelter.org

    For medical support:

    Allegiance Health-SANE Nurse on staff

    205 N East Ave

    Jackson, MI 49201

    Hillsdale County:

    Crime Victim Assistance

    517-439-1419

    Domestic Harmony

    www.domesticharmony.org/services-1.html

    24-HOUR CRISIS LINE
    517-439-1454 or TOLL FREE 1-888-439-1454

    Lenawee County:

    Catherine Cobb

    Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

    1-800-874-5936 or 517-265-6776

    Shelter Hours: Available twenty-four hours


    National Resources

    National Domestic Violence Hotline – Available 24 hours, the National Domestic Violence Hotline works to educate and support victims of domestic abuse. The site includes information on domestic violence and includes resources for the deaf.

    • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • TTY: 1-800-787-3224

    Office on Violence Against Women – An office of the U.S Department of Justice, the website provides links to laws and regulations, statistical publications, and other online resources. Also includes a summary of the criminal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

    Recovery.orgprovides information and resources to victims of addiction and sexual or domestic violence. The site particularly seeks to connect victims with inpatient and outpatient facilities as well as the other counseling and support resources that can help aid in the recovery process. The site provides its own assistance hotline in addition to extensive contact information on many hotlines and recovery facilities across the country.

    After Silence – Founded in 2003, After Silence offers support to victims of rape and sexual abuse. The site also hosts message boards and chat rooms for victims. After Silence’s website is also available in Spanish at: http://www.aftersilence.org/espanol.php.

    Pandora’s Project– a non-profit organization that supports victims of rape and sexual abuse. The site offers peer support via chat rooms and message boards. Additionally, the site hosts a lending library including articles and other resources regarding sexual violence. The site also contains information for family and friends of victims of sexual violence.  against

  • What is Title IX?

    Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices. Title IX applies, with a few specific exceptions, to all aspects of federally funded education programs or activities. In addition to traditional educational institutions such as colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary schools, Title IX also applies to any education or training program operated by a recipient of federal financial assistance.

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: “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.”

  • Title IX Coordinator and Trainings
  • How to Report a Sexual Assault or Inappropriate Behavior
    • If you are a survivor of a sexual offense, the College will provide you with assistance in reporting the incident and provide information about medical and emotional support resources.

      To report a sexual offense or inappropriate behavior, please contact the Title IX Office or Jackson College Campus Safety and Security.

      Title IX Office

      • Location: Potter Center – Room 210
      • Jackson College Title IX Coordinator:

      If the report is made through the Title IX Office

      You may be asked to fill out a Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form

      •  If the complaint is against a faculty or staff member, submit this form to the Human Resources department via e-mail to AllenCynthiaS@jccmi.edu.
      • If the complaint is against a student:

      Campus Safety and Security Office

      • Location: Jets Hangar
      • Phone: 517.796.8620

      If there is no answer, an automatic phone system will instruct you to press 2 to speak ring the Security on-duty cell phone.

      If the report is made through the Campus Safety and Security Office

      • A member of the Campus Safety and Security team will be able to meet with you to receive a statement of recollection of the events.
      • When reporting a criminal activity to Campus Safety, they are required to notify the Jackson College Sheriff’s office.
      • A police officer will respond in person to collect your information and statement. You are not required to provide information of the assault to the police officer.
      • Sexual Assault reports are forwarded on to the Title IX office for further investigation.

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  • Investigation Process

    About the Investigation

    • Upon receipt of a formal complaint the Title IX Coordinator shall assign the complaint to an investigator. The student will be required to sign the FERPA Release for Title IX.
    • Investigator shall meet with the Complainant and determine if the College has jurisdiction.
    • Upon confirmation of jurisdiction the investigator shall issue a Notice of Investigation to both the complainant and respondent simultaneously.
    • Investigator shall interview the complainant, respondent and witnesses identified by either party and review evidence provided by either party.
    • As appropriate supportive measures may be provided to either party.
    • The investigator shall create an investigative report that fairy summarizes relevant evidence and provide the opportunity for both parties to review the evidence at least 10 days prior to the live hearing.
    • The Decision Maker shall conduct a live hearing that includes the opportunity for the advisors to both parties to cross examine witnesses.
    • The Decision Maker shall issue a written final report indicating a determination of responsible or not responsible and identify sanctions if respondent is found responsible.  The report will be issued to both parties simultaneously.
    • Jackson College reserves the right to investigate complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment that fall outside of the Jurisdiction of Title IX or when the complainant elects not to pursue a Title IX complaint when it believes that a violation of State law or College policy may have occurred. Such investigations may be referred to the Student Judicial process or conducted using an investigation process that does not require a live hearing or cross examination of witnesses.

    Investigation Time-Frame

    Every effort will be made to conclude the investigation of a Title IX investigation within 45 days of a formal complaint being filed. Temporary delays for limited extension of the timeline shall be permitted for good cause with written notice to the complainant and the respondent of the delay or extension and reasons for the action.   Good cause may include considerations such as the absence of a party, a party’s advisor, or a witness; concurrent law enforcement activity; or the need for language assistance or accommodation of disabilities.


Title IX Coordinator