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Title IX

At Aims Community College, we are committed to ensuring that every member of our community learns and works in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Aims Community College does not discriminate against students, employees or members of the community on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities. Sexual harassment (including sexual violence) is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and by Aims Community College.

Title IX requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds or financial assistance prohibit sex discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including student admissions, financial assistance, and access to academic offerings.

Reporting an Incident

Reporting any type of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, or interpersonal violence is necessary to ensure that an individual gets the support they need, the responding party is held accountable, and the community is made safer. All Aims employees, except confidential mental health counselors, are responsible employees and must report this information to the Title IX Coordinator & Student Equal Opportunity Officer, Stephanie Lucero.

How to Report an Incident

A report can be filed with Stephanie Lucero at any time (including during non-business hours) via telephone, email, United States postal mail, in-person, or via the online reporting form below.

When making a report, please be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Responding party name and contact information (if available)
  • Type of incident
  • Description of incident
  • Any initial requests from the reporting party

Stephanie Lucero
Title IX Coordinator & Student Equal Opportunity Officer
5401 W. 20th Street.
Aims Community College, College Center 167
(970) 378-3587
stephanie.lucero@aims.edu 

Training

Aims requires students and employees to complete mandatory training.

Aims 503 - Online Bystander Intervention, is a mandatory course all Aims students are enrolled in each year. This trains students by empowering them to address and prevent harassment and to respond as change agents to make their campus culture safer. Online Bystander Intervention is hosted by a third party vendor, Catharsis Productions. A link is sent via email to students to complete three 10-15-minute online modules during the semester for satisfactory completion. 

This mandatory training must be completed in order for students to register for the following semester. 

If you have questions about this training contact Title IX Coordinator & Student Equal Opportunity Officer, Stephanie Lucero via email stephanie.lucero@aims.edu or by phone at (970) 378-3587.

Upon employment and yearly thereafter, all Aims employees must complete mandatory online Report=Support training. This training provides an explanation of Title IX and any substantial changes to the college’s policies and procedures around sexual misconduct, duties as mandatory reporters, types of conduct that would constitute a violation of the college’s sexual misconduct policies, the effects of trauma on reporting parties or complainants, and options for bystander intervention.

Training Materials

All members designated as responsible for coordinating, investigating, advising, providing informal resolution, or deciding complaints under the College’s Sexual Misconduct policies and procedures have received applicable and consistent training. 

Any materials used to train coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process, will not rely on sex stereotypes, and will promote impartial investigations and adjudications of formal complaints of sexual harassment.

Title IX Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Title IX

A law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Any person in the United States who is involved in an educational program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance.

No. Speaking with someone, including the Title IX Coordinator or a Responsible Employee, does not mean that you will need to participate in an investigation. The Title IX Office will provide you with resources and reporting options to make the decision that is best for you.

 

Yes. The criminal process and the Title IX complaint process are separate processes but can occur at the same time. A member of the Title IX office can assist you in filing criminal charges if you wish.

Your confidentiality will be protected to the maximum extent possible, however this may hinder the ability to investigate your complaint.