Grinnell College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, or activities. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, creed, or disability.
The application of the College's nondiscrimination policy will often involve conflicting interests. This may especially be the case when it is applied to questions of freedom of speech and freedom of association. Because of these inherent difficulties, the application of the nondiscrimination policy may not be simple or straightforward. Since the primary business of the College is liberal education, and because liberal education cannot take place without the free, open, and civil exchange of ideas, the application of the nondiscrimination policy should always be made with consideration of how best to preserve that free, open, and civil exchange of ideas.
Grinnell College is committed to providing an educational environment free from discrimination. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are types of sex discrimination. Grinnell College will act where necessary to eliminate these practices and to remedy their effects. Discrimination and sexual harassment as subjects of state and federal antidiscrimination statutes violate the policy of Grinnell College.
Sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended ("Title IX") states clearly that we, as an educational community, have a responsibility to promptly and equitably respond to reports of sexual harassment and misconduct in order to eliminate harassment, prevent its recurrence, and eliminate its effects.
Grinnell College has designated an interim Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. The Title IX coordinator's responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.
Complaints may be filed or inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the interim Title IX coordinator or to the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Vice President of Strategic Planning and Special Assistant to the President
Nollen House:1121 Park St.
Title IX Deputy Directors
Deputy Director for Policy
Deputy Director for Case
Deputy Director for Prevention
Director of Athletics Emeriti
P102 Bear Recreation & Athletic Center
Dean of Students
310-G Joe Rosenfield Center
1115 8th Avenue
F201 Bear Recreation & Athletic Center
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street, Rm 201
Des Moines, IA 50319-0201
Phone: 515-281-4121 or Toll Free: 1-800-457-4416
Region V Office
500 W. Madison St., Ste. 1475
Chicago, IL 60661