JBC & Title IX

Title IX 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.”

Jamestown Business College is committed to providing an educational environment free of gender-based discrimination, sexual abuse, or harassment. The College fully supports Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Any student who has witnessed or been subjected to gender-related discrimination, harassment, or sexual abuse may meet with and or file a report with the JBC Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.


JBC Policies & Procedures Related to Title IX

Sexual harassment is a violation of the non-discrimination policy of Jamestown Business College and will not be tolerated. Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of federal law including Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sexual harassment may include repeated unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature carried out by someone in the workplace or educational setting and could include offensive e-mail messages or displays of a sexual nature such as calendars. Such behavior may offend the recipient, cause discomfort or humiliation, and interfere with job or school performance. Sexual harassment may range from inappropriate sexual innuendo to coerced sexual relations.

Sexual harassment, like harassment based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability will not be tolerated, whether it occurs in our educational programs or among our non-teaching staff. If a student believes that he or she is the victim of sexual harassment, the student should initiate a Student Grievance Procedure.

It is the responsibility of all members of Jamestown Business College, including students, faculty, and staff members to report incidents of sexual harassment whether or not they are directly affected by the incidents. Incidents of sexual harassment should be reported to the President, the Dean, or the Compliance Officer. Retaliation against any employee or student who complains about harassment or cooperates with an investigation of harassment is strictly prohibited.

Students who believe that they have been treated unfairly, or discriminated against in regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, and military status or has been dealt with in a manner that is inconsistent with Jamestown Business College regulations, may seek redress at any time within fourteen (14) business days of the alleged occurrence. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, access to and treatment in college programs, services, and activities.

Jamestown Business College is committed to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on gender in admission to or employment in its education programs and activities. Questions about this policy may be directed to David Conklin, President/Title IX coordinator, at 716-488-3026 and/or Pamela Reese, Dean/Section 504 Coordinator, at 716-488-3020 or P.O. Box 429, Jamestown, NY 14702-0429.

Jamestown Business College students are guaranteed the right of having Jamestown Business College related complaints resolved through the following procedure:

  1. Any violation of the rules of this institution which might warrant disciplinary action shall be reported to the Compliance Coordinator within fourteen (14) business days from the date of the alleged occurrence.
  2. The Compliance Coordinator shall then investigate the matter within fourteen (14) business days.
  3. If the Compliance Coordinator determines that it is necessary to proceed further, he/she shall transmit in writing, within fourteen (14) business days, to the student that the individual(s) being charged has received written communication regarding the incident.
  4. The Compliance Coordinator shall also inform the individual(s) being charged that he or she has the right to respond to the charges either in writing or in person within (14) business days.
  5. Also, within fourteen (14) business days after receipt of the charges by the student, a meeting will be scheduled with the Compliance Coordinator, Director of Admissions, student, and the individual being charged to discuss the charges.
  6. After the individual(s) being charged and the student have had an opportunity to respond to the charges, the Compliance Coordinator will render a written determination on the charges which will be transmitted to the individual being charged and the student within fourteen (14) business days.
  7. If the determination of the Compliance Coordinator is that the individual being charged is guilty of any of the charges against him or her, the Compliance Coordinator may impose a penalty of reprimand, or termination within fourteen (14) business days.
  8. The student and/or the individual being charged may request in writing that the President of the institution review the determination of the Compliance Coordinator within fourteen (14) business days.
  9. Upon such an appeal, the President of the institution shall review the record in the matter and may affirm, reverse, or modify the determination of the Compliance Coordinator within fourteen (14) business days of receipt.

Any person who has a complaint that discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, and military status exists in any program funded by the Department of Education and who has exhausted the college’s grievance procedure indicated above may notify the Office for Civil Rights. A complaint should be filed by letter to: Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 or at http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

Additional links for assistance related to Gender Title IX Know Your Rights Publication