Title IX Information

Title IX

Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct

If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct (including domestic violence), please contact the Title IX Coordinator or Dean of Student Services to submit a complaint.  We will help lead you through your options.


This web page is a resource tool to support all members of our College community.  It is important for those who have experienced sexual misconduct or another type of discrimination or harassment based on a protected class, and those who have been accused of the same, to understand how the College addresses these issues.  This includes each party’s options and resources as well as the College’s responsibilities.  Full procedure is available by clicking here or on the right hand column.


To submit a complaint or speak to someone about your options contact:


Debbie Campbell
, Title IX Coordinator/Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 277, Scottville, MI 49454, 231-843-5819 or djcampbell@westshore.edu .


Chad Inabinet
, Dean of Student Services, P.O. Box 277, Scottville, MI 49454, 231-843-5965 or ceinabinet@westshore.edu .


An individual who wishes for the details of the incident to remain completely confidential may choose to speak with College resources who, by law, may maintain confidentiality:

               
Confidential resources:


Counselor - Ann Genson
, 843-5561 or agenson@westshore.edu - Schoenherr Campus Center

               
Director of Student Resources - Carla Shay, 843-5942 or ceshay@westshore.edu - Schoenherr Campus Center


Complaints also can be filed with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education 1-800-421-3481, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 1-800-669-4000.


On this page

  • What is Title IX?
  • What does Title IX prohibit?
  • Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment
  • Sexual Misconduct

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. "Education programs and activities" include all of a school's operations, including employment and school-sponsored activities (on or off campus).


What does Title IX prohibit?

It prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions, programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic, intimate partner and dating violence
  • Gender-based stalking
  • Sexual harassment (quid pro quo and hostile environment)
  • Failing to provide appropriate accommodations for a pregnant or parenting student
  • Treating a person differently based on marital status

Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment

The College strictly prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, height, weight, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment. 


What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual discrimination includes sexual misconduct such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Sexual misconduct is behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent. Sexual misconduct can occur between persons of the same or different sex.