Title IX Compliance Program

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

Under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, 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 operated by the University of Rio Grande or the Rio Grande Community College (“Rio Grande”). Title IX ensures equal access to those programs and activities for our students and employees of all gender identities.

    Rio Grande is dedicated to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. For that reason, Rio Grande has implemented a comprehensive program to comply with Title IX, and provide an environment free from sex-based discrimination, including sex-based harassment. The Rio Grande Title IX Compliance Program sets out the policies against sex-based discrimination, defines prohibited conduct, identifies the Title IX Compliance Team and each team member’s responsibilities, details procedures for the filing and investigation of any reports made by or against students or employees, including potential sanctions, and establishes training and awareness programs. Questions about our Title IX Compliance Program may be directed to the Title IX Compliance Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@rio.edu or (740) 245-7228. To see our complete Title IX Compliance Program, visit http://www.rio.edu/titleix, the Student Handbook, or the Policy and Procedure Manual.

    Furthermore, Rio Grande policies and practices relating to housing, academic and social life, and employment are applied without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, disability, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, socioeconomic status, military or veteran status, political affiliation, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law. Questions about our non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of the President.