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Title IX

KBOCC is committed to ensuring a safe and engaging learning and working environment

Title IX Policy Statement

KBOCC does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex and gender. KBOCC also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy, or more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Title IX

Title IX is a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and is a comprehensive Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.  It states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (20 U.S.C. ch. 38 S. 1681 et seq.)

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving faculty, staff, and students, including training, education and investigation of complaints. KBOCC’s designated Title IX Coordinator is:

Char Weingarten

Wabanung Campus, Room 402W

770 N. Main St, L’Anse, MI

(906) 524-8402


Reporting Options

There are supports and assistance available in-person, by phone or web to students, staff, or faculty. Please email titleix@kbocc.edu to request an in-person or virtual meeting.

A Title IX Report allows any member of the KBOCC community who has been affected by, or has any concern about, any form of sexual misconduct, including stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, or sexual assault, to contact the Title IX Coordinator. This process may not prompt an investigation but will prompt the Title IX Coordinator to reach out to the Complainant(s), the person(s) against whom the alleged sexual misconduct occurred.


To officially report an incident of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault, you may contact one of these resources:

A complainant has the option to notify law enforcement directly, or to be assisted in doing so by KBOCC. If requested, campus officials can facilitate reporting to local law enforcement but may also respect a complainant’s request not to do so.

Confidential Assistance

If you are not yet ready to make a report, you could choose to seek confidential assistance.

KBOCC Confidential Resources:

  • Students: The Culture and Wellness Center provides supportive and counseling services to students. Contact: resources@kbocc.edu
  • Employees: Employee Assistance Program (LifeWorks) at 888-456-1324

Community Confidential Resources:

  • KBIC Niimigimiwang (24/7) at 906-353-4599 or 855-202-8375
  • Baraga County Shelter Home Crisis Line available 24/7 at 906-524-7078
  • Dial Help is available 24/7 at Crisis Call: 1-800-562-7622 or Crisis Text: 906-356-3337

State & National Resources:

  • Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7): 1-855-864-2374
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7): 1-800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7): 1-800-799-7233

Title IX Formal Complaint

A Formal Complaint is an official request for KBOCC to conduct an investigation into allegation(s) of sexual harassment. A Formal Complaint will result in the Respondent(s), the person(s) alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct, being notified of the allegations at a later time. A “Formal Complaint” can only be filed by the Complainant(s), the person(s) against whom the alleged sexual harassment occurred and includes the guardian of a Complainant who is under 18 years of age, or the Title IX Coordinator.

Report to the Office of Civil Rights

KBOCC is committed to addressing complaints timely and effectively, in accordance with grievance procedures, policies, and law. However, you also have the right to file complaints external to KBOCC if you believe that the College’s procedures have not adequately addressed your concerns. The agencies identified below may be able to assist you further:

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Phone: 800-421-3481

Email: OCR@ed.gov

Website: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Policies and Definitions

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal funds. This includes sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and gender inequities. Title IX requires KBOCC to respond to discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, which it knows about or reasonably should have known about. KBOCC takes all reported sexual misconduct and harassment very seriously.

Listed below is the policy that covers sexual misconduct/harassment and discrimination:

Misconduct prohibited under KBOCC policy includes:

Sexual Harassment specifically prohibits 1) any instance of quid pro quo harassment by an employee, 2) any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access; and 3) any instance of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

Sex/Gender Discrimination is discrimination and harassment on the basis of a person’s sex or gender. Gender discrimination can occur when persons are excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, any educational program or activity because of their sex or gender.

KBOCC Title IX Policy and Procedures

What You Can Do

In an effort to reduce the risk of sexual harassment or sexual assault and intimate partner violence, KBOCC utilizes a range of strategies and initiatives to promote awareness, education, risk reduction, and prevention and training.

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault from the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Preventing Campus Sexual Assault from OneLove

By stepping in as a third-party through safe and positive intervention techniques, you are helping to change the way people think about their role in preventing sexual assault/violence. If you suspect that someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are steps that you can take to support that person:

Help Someone You Care About from RAINN

How to Respond to a Survivor from RAINN