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Title IX Resources

  • Title IX at SCC: Addressing Sexual Misconduct

    Title IX Coordinator

    Blake K. Simpson, J.D.
    Administrative Director of Institutional Compliance
    Southeast Community College
    301 S 68th St Pl
    Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402-323-3418
    bsimpson@southeast.edu

    SCC’s Commitment to Addressing Sexual Misconduct

    Southeast Community College (“SCC” or “the College”) is committed to maintaining a positive and safe learning and working environment. Title IX protects students, employees, applications for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination.

    SCC students and employees are responsible for ensuring that the College remains an institution where all people can enjoy the benefits of the College’s educational activities free from sexual misconduct. All members of the SCC community, including guests and visitors, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that ensures a safe environment for all.

    Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,

    “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 . . . .” – 20 U.S.C. § 1681

    SCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the operation of all educational programs and activities. Under Title IX and 34 C.F.R. § 106.8, the College is prohibited from sex-based discrimination in both admission and employment activities as well.

    This policy applies to all SCC students, and to all educational programs and activities conducted by the College, including admissions and employment, as well as those occurring outside of the United States. Further, all students are protected from sexual misconduct at SCC, regardless of whether it was committed by another College student, employee, or a third party. The College may also investigate allegations of sexual misconduct, whether they occur on or off-campus.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX and related enforcement provisions and regulations may be referred to SCC’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.

    Sexual Misconduct Prohibited

    Sexual misconduct is conduct which violates College policy, including the Student Code of Conduct, and/or state or federal law. Upon receiving notice of sexual misconduct, the College will act to eliminate, prevent, and redress such misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, stalking, dating violence, domestic assault, and domestic violence.

    If you or someone you have known has experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, harassment, discrimination, or stalking, this is how to respond:

    Support: Support is available via campus and off-campus resources.

    Report: SCC encourages any person subject to sexual misconduct to report the conduct to law enforcement and to the College’s Title IX Coordinator:

    • Report a Crime: If there is a crime in progress or you need immediate medical care or safety measures, call 911. For non-emergencies, contact SCC Campus Safety & Security;
    • Anonymous Reporting: You may choose to file a report with SCC and request that your name not be used in the investigation process. However, it is often difficult to investigate allegations when an individual requests their name not be disclosed during an investigation. Reporting anonymously may limit the College’s ability to conduct a full investigation and take action. You may report anonymously through the TIPS system.
    • File a Complaint Using TIPS: You may share a concern or file a complaint using TIPS.
    • Contact a Responsible Employee: Responsible employees are all employees working for SCC. Employees have an obligation to report allegations of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct. Responsible employees cannot keep your concerns confidential. If you take to these individuals, your concerns will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator for an investigation into your concerns.
    • File a Title IX Complaint with the College: SCC’s Title IX Coordinator is Blake Simpson. He may be reached at:
      Blake K. Simpson, J.D.
      Administrative Director of Institutional Compliance
      Southeast Community College
      301 S 68th St Pl
      Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center OCR Webinar on Due Process Protection Under the New Title IX Regulations
      Lincoln, NE 68510
      402-323-3418
      bsimpson@southeast.edu
    • File a Complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education enforces Title IX. For more information, see: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintprocess.html

    Title IX Resources

    Title IX Training Materials: