ADA/EOE/Title IX

Non-discrimination Statement

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Jones County Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in its programs, activities, or employment practices. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding the non-discrimination policies:

ADA/ Section 504
Ms. Linda Abercrombie
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Jones County Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
601-477-4149

Information on Disability Accommodations is available at www.jcjc.edu/disability.

Title IX
Mr. John Carter
Assistant to the President
Title IX Coordinator
Jones County Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
601-477-4161

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

The U.S. Department of Education gives grants of financial assistance to schools and colleges. The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy.

Jones County Junior College is covered under this law since it receives federal funds for Career and Technical programs, financial assistance for students, and federal grants.

Title IX - http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/20/1681.html

Student and Employee Rights

Sexual Harassment: Students or employees who feel they have been the victim of sexual harassment in a college situation (on campus, at a college sponsored event, etc.) may seek relief by filing a grievance*. The procedure for doing this is discussed in the Student Handbook and the Policies and Procedures Manual. Confidentiality is given to the person filing the grievance. The primary officials designated to enforce this policy are the Vice-President of Student Affairs and Vice-President of Instructional Affairs.

Sexual Discrimination (excluding sexual harassment): If a person feels that they have been wrongly denied participation in an educational program or activity based on sex, they may seek relief by filing a grievance*. The Assistant to the President has been designated to respond to such grievances.

* Filing a grievance: Under the college Title IX procedures people are offered two tracks when seeking relief - informal and formal. Under the informal process, the person may file a verbal grievance if they prefer. The college is then obligated to follow through with an informal inquiry which is reported back to the person. If the person is satisfied with the outcome of the inquiry, the matter ends. If they are not satisfied, they may file a formal, written grievance. The process provided in the handbook and manual will be followed.

A person may file a formal grievance without going through the informal process. Filing an informal grievance in no way reduces the rights of the person to later use the formal process.

Student Handbook
Policies and Procedures