Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits gender-based discrimination and harassment in educational programs or activities at institutions that receive Federal financial assistance. Learn more from the U.S. Department of Education. It also prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, marital status, or parental status and protects a student’s right to take necessary medical leave and to be free of harassment, intimidation, or other unfairness because of pregnancy-related conditions.
The Clery Act is a federal statute enforced by the US Department of Education that requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.
College Title IX Policy
In order to foster a climate of respect, and provide for the safety and security of our community, Madison College prohibits acts of sex and gender based discrimination, to include sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is a broad term that identifies forms of discrimination and harassment based on sex including, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Sexual misconduct includes other acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature. Learn more in the Madison College Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF, 297KB).
Title IX requires a school to excuse a student’s absences due to pregnancy or related conditions, including recovery from childbirth, for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences to be medically necessary. When the student returns to school, she must be reinstated to the status she held when the leave began, which should include giving her the opportunity to make up any work missed. Madison College may offer the student alternatives to making up missed work, such as retaking a semester, or allowing the student additional time in a program to continue at the same pace and finish at a later date, especially after longer periods of leave. The student should be allowed to choose how to make up the work. See the Pregnancy and Parenting Policy webpage for further details.
For details on discrimination or harassment of a non-sexual nature, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy.