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Title IX - Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in federally-assisted programs. Specifically, the law reads: “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.”

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE)/Great Basin College (GBC) are committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, the NSHE will take action to stop the discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Title IX includes sexual harrassment. (This policy can be found in the current GBC Course Catalog)

Although it is the application of Title IX to athletics that has gained the greatest public visibility, the law applies to every single aspect of education, including course offerings, counseling (advising) and counseling (advising) materials, financial assistance, student health and insurance benefits and/or other services, housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, education programs and activities sponsored by the institution, and employment.

Grievance procedures (found in the current GBC Course Catalog) are clearly defined and available to all students and employees. In keeping with the policy of Great Basin College against unlawful discrimination all inquiries and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the administrators designated to receive the complaints and may include the following: (1) the Title IX Coordinator; (2) the Affirmative Action Officer; (3) the Human Resources Officer; or (4) any other officer designated by the president. All complaints, whether received by the Affirmative Action Officer, Human Resources Officer or other designated officer, must immediately be forwarded to the Primary Officer/Title IX Coordinator.

Great Basin College (President’s Council) has adopted the Nevada System of Higher Education Title IX Task Force proposed revisions. This policy will be presented at the September 2015 meeting. Code amendments require two meetings for approval, but the policy amendment in Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 may be immediately effective upon approval of the Board. A complete copy of Title 4, Codification of Board of Regents Policy Statements Chapter 8, Section 13 Student Recruitment and Retention Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action Program for the Nevada System of Higher Education may be found on page 226.

Questions regarding the compliance with Equal Opportunity Law should be referred to one of the following:

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239
San Francisco, California 94102

For More Information Contact

Lynn Mahlberg
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator
Great Basin College, Elko Campus
775-753-2282
lynn.mahlberg@gbcnv.edu

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