Title IX Policies and Procedures

In accordance with the California Indian Nations College (CINC) mission and values as well as state and federal laws, CINC is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all students who attend the College and all individuals who participate in CINC programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the College prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and CINC Board policy.

Title IX of the Education Act requires gender equity for students of all genders in every educational program that receives federal funding. Specifically, the law states:

“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.”

All forms of sexual violence are considered to be serious offenses. Prohibited behaviors include sexual harassment, sexual assault & non-consensual sexual contact dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, relationship abuse, sexual exploitation, and intimidation. Sexual violence can be committed by individuals of any gender, regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, and can occur between individuals of the same gender or different genders, strangers or acquaintances, as well as people involved in intimate or sexual relationships.

CINC will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates the CINC Board policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.

To report incidents of or ask questions about gender-based discrimination/sexual misconduct as listed above, contact:

CINC Title IX Coordinator
Shawn Ragan
Telephone: (760) 895-0137
Email: sragan@cincollege.org

Questions about Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the assistant secretary for civil rights:

Office for Civil Rights, San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 486-5555
Facsimile: (415) 486-5570
Email: OCR.SanFrancisco@ed.gov

Any person may report conduct prohibited by this policy to the Title IX Coordinator. A complaint about the Title IX Coordinator may be made to the College President, Celeste Townsend.