What is Title IX?

Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities, admission and employment. Complaints of sex-based discrimination, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual or gender-based harassment are governed by Germanna’s Title IX Policy on Sexual Harassment.

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.

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. In compliance with Title IX, Germanna prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Here are some things you should know about your Title IX rights at Germanna:

  • Germanna must respond promptly and effectively to sexual violence
  • Germanna must provide interim measures as necessary
  • Germanna should make known where you can find confidential support services
  • Germanna must conduct an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation
  • Germanna must provide remedies as necessary

Germanna’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy covers a wide range of behaviors prohibited under Title IX. Sexual harassment includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Title IX Campus Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Mr. Mark Haines
Room 201F, Dickinson Building
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 891-3026

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Dr. Sarah Somerville (Students)
Room 205, French Slaughter Building
2130 Germanna Highway
Locust Grove, VA 22508
(540) 423-9139

Ms. Veronica Curry
Fredericksburg Area Campus
10000 Germanna Point Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 834-1027

After normal business hours, members of the campus community should report alleged violations of this Policy to:

College Police Department
(540) 727-2911

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