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Title IX at Knox


Kim Schrader

Title IX Coordinator

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-337-6536 (mobile)

309-341-7281 (office)


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Knox College Policy and Procedures Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence and Stalking

Knox College does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and sexual violence), interpersonal violence (including dating and domestic violence) or stalking. Any violation of these policies may be subject to disciplinary action. The College Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence and Stalking  Grievance Procedures have been established to address complaints alleging that a student has violated this Policy. Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence or stalking against a staff or faculty member should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator and will be handled according to the Grievance Procedures in the Faculty Handbook and the Employee Handbook.

It is important that every member of the College community understands that College policy prohibits discrimination and harassment and other conduct prohibited by this Policy between all members of the College community: for example, between an instructor and a student, between two students, or between a student and an applicant or campus guest. This Policy applies in all College programs and activities, including, but not limited to, discrimination in athletics, instruction, grading, College housing, and College employment.

In addition, the College prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing any practices forbidden under this Policy, for bringing a complaint alleging a violation of this Policy, for assisting someone with such a complaint, for attempting to stop such discrimination or harassment or other conduct prohibited by this Policy, or for participating in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment or other alleged violation of this policy. It is central to the values of the College that any individual who believes they may have been the target of prohibited discrimination or harassment feels free to report their concerns for appropriate investigation and response, without fear of retaliation or retribution.

Title IX Coordinators

Messages from the President

I. Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

II. Policy Against Sex Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking

III. Investigation and Grievance Procedures for Student-to-Student Allegations

A. Reporting

B. Confidentiality

C. Initial Response, Interim Measures, and Investigation

D. Informal Resolution Procedure

E. Formal Resolution Procedure: Grievance Hearing Panel

1. Notice of Hearing
2. Composition of the Hearing Panel
3. Prior to the Hearing
4. Witnesses, Impact and Character Statements
5. Grievance Hearing
6. Sanctioning and Corrective Actions
7. Appeal Process
8. Records Maintenance
9. Educational Programming
10. Changes in this Policy

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Printed on Monday, January 26, 2015

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