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Title IX Compliance Statement

Title IX

Northern Marianas College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program, employment, or activities.

"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." - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Title IX prohibits all schools, colleges, and universities, which receive federal funds, from discrimination on the basis of sex. Sexual discrimination under Title IX includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault. In addition, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (aka Clery Act) requires institutions of higher education to comply with certain campus safety- and security-related requirements as a condition of their participation in the Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, to the original HEA programs. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose information related to crime on college campuses, including sexual assault. Another additional law, notably, the Violence Against Women's Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) amended the Clery Act to now require institutions to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to include certain policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents in their annual security reports.

The Northern Marianas College is committed to maintaining a living, working, and educational environment free from sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all College programs and activities; including, but not limited to, recruiting, admissions, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling, discipline, roster assignment, grading, and employment.

The modern concept of “sex” has evolved and represents a cultural shift. “Sex” for Title IX purposes includes biological or anatomical factors; actual or perceived gender identity; and actual or perceived sexual orientation. Sexual discrimination includes acts of sexual harassment. The US Departments of Education and Justice define sexual harassment as “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature where sexual favors are used or threatened to be used as a basis for academic or employment decisions (quid pro quo harassment); where the conduct creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive academic or working environment; where the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance; or where other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as sexual assault or acts of sexual violence that are sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity”.

Below is a list of Title IX resources for your perusal

Violence Prevention Program

On September 28, 2017, the Northern Marianas College was awarded the 2017 Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (Award No. 2017-WA-AX-0053). NMC’s Office on Violence Against Women provides information and resources for a comprehensive community response to the prevention of crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. Through the Violence Prevention Program (VPP) efforts are being made to effectively address and educate all students, staff, and faculty about these crimes within the campus community.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives in the United States (a). Additionally, more than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault (b).

Victim Advocacy on NMC

The Victim Advocate provides information and resources, advocacy and support to students and employees who may be victims of crime, violence, or abuse. The victim advocate upholds and assures confidentiality.

How the Victim Advocate Helps

The Victim Advocate provides information and resources, advocacy and support to students and employees who may be victims of crime, violence, or abuse. The victim advocate upholds and assures confidentiality.

  • On-Campus Services

    The Victim Advocate may be the first person to respond to the victim. During this critical time, victims may experience a wide range of feelings and emotions. As an advocate, we can assist in many ways.

    • Emotional support
    • Information about resources and options
    • Needs assessment
    • Create safety planning
    • Appropriate referrals in the following areas:
      • Academic Support
      • Guidance
      • Medical
      • Public Safety Reporting
      • Advocating with Professors

     

Training Materials

In accordance with §106.45(b)(1)(iii), the training materials for the Northern Marianas College's Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and professional staff are available for review:

How to Get Help

How to File A Complaint
You may fill out the online complaint form here.

Polly DLG Masga, Title IX Coordinator
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(670) 237-6857

Konrad Reyes, Senior Title IX Coordinator
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(670) 237-6858

Dr. Kimberly Bunts-Anderson, Title IX Investigator
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(670) 237-6725

Dr. Beylul Solomon, Title IX Investigator
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(670) 237-6758

Neda C. Deleon Guerrero, Support Advocate
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(670) 237-6759 

Campus Security
(670) 237-6800 
(670) 888-1911 

Public Safety
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