Jones County Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or qualified 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) Dr. Kisha Jones, ADA Coordinator, Student Affairs, 601-477-2673, ADACoordinator@jcjc.edu; and (Title IX) Kayla Hankins, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Hutcheson Hubbard Administration Building, 601-477-4026, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jones County Junior College, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437.
Hutcheson Hubbard Administration Building
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.
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 vice President of Enrollment Management 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.