The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for taking reports and providing information about resources and services. Individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct should contact the Title IX Coordinator right away, although reports may be made at any time. Prompt reporting maximizes the College’s ability to respond and to take appropriate action. Individuals who have witnessed or have knowledge about an incident of sexual misconduct may make a report as well.
Title IX 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." - U.S. Department of Education
Montgomery College is committed to equal opportunity that assures access, equity,
and diversity in its educational programs and activities. The College prohibits discrimination
against any person on the basis of age, color, citizenship status, current or former
military status, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, genetic information,
national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments, Montgomery College prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. “Sexual misconduct” is an umbrella term that encompasses various types of prohibited conduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, and stalking. Sexual misconduct will not be tolerated and the College will consider any violation as a significant act of misconduct that will result in disciplinary action. When made aware of possible discrimination, the College will take prompt action to end the sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
For Title IX concerns, please contact:
Director of ADA Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
900 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
Mannakee Building, Suite 315
240-567-5412 | EMAIL
Deputy Title IX & Youth Protection Coordinator
9221 Corporate Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850
Office of Compliance, Risk & Ethics
240-567-4279 | EMAIL
Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities
Title IX Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Notification and Education
- Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
- Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance
- Prepare and disseminate educational materials that inform members of the campus community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
- Coordinate in-service training to all employees and students concerning Title IX policy.
- Receive and process, in a timely manner, inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding rights and responsibilities concerning harassing behavior or other discriminatory behavior in violation of Title IX.
- If not appropriate for investigation, refer inquiries to other resources (e.g. Academic Affairs, Human Resources).
- Initiate investigation process for alleged discrimination and/or harassment.
- Notify Reporting Parties of his or her right to pursue remedies outside of the College grievance process.
- Monitor compliance of all requirements and time-lines specified in the complaint/grievance procedures.
- Train staff responsible for implementing grievance procedures.
- Organize and maintain grievance files, disposition reports, and other compiled records regarding complaints of sexual harassment and other discriminatory practices, including annual descriptive reports of number and nature of filed complaints and disposition of complaints.
- Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.