1B.6.1 Title IX and Sex Discrimination Grievance

Responsible Position

Human Resources Officer/Title IX Coordinator


Federal Law

Minnesota State Board Policy

Minnesota State System Procedure


Anyone, student or employee, of Alexandria Technical and Community College who feels that they have been discriminated against in violation of ATCC Policy shall avail themselves of the following grievance procedure.

Filing of Grievance

A student or employee who believes themselves to be a victim of sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 may file a grievance in person or in writing with the college’s Chief Human Rights Officer if not grievance by means of another grievance procedure. The grievance should be filed as soon as possible after the alleged discriminatory act/conduct occurs.

Investigation Procedure: Informal Conference

The Human Rights Officer and/or Title IX Coordinator shall make a prompt investigation of each charge filed. If after investigation it is the investigator’s opinion the charge lacks foundation, the investigator shall inform the complainant within 15 calendar days of the date of the filing charge.

However, should the Human Rights Officer and/or Title IX Coordinator’s investigation disclose the possibility that the charge is valid or has some foundation, the investigator shall meet informally with the complainant and the college officials/employees involved and endeavor to arrive at an equitable solution to the problem.

Appeal Procedure and Time Limits on Appeals

If the complainant is dissatisfied with either the results of the informal conference or the investigator’s finding that no violation of Title IX has occurred, they may appeal that decision to the Minnesota State System using Minnesota State System Procedure 1B.1.1. Such an appeal must be taken within 10 days from the date the complainant was informed of the Human Rights Officer and/or Title IX Coordinator’s decision. The appeal must be in writing and state the reason for the complaint with particularity the reasons the complainant disagrees with the investigator’s disposition of their case. 

Optional Hearing Procedures, Decision, Review by Board

If the grievance is not informally resolved, both the complainant and the alleged discriminator shall have an opportunity to be heard on their own behalf. The hearing will be held before a committee of three administrators of the college appointed by the president. The written decision issued as a result of a hearing held pursuant to this section shall be final. 

If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision, appeal may be made to one or more of the following offices: Director of the Office for Civil Rights, 300 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606; or Commissioner of Human Rights, 200 Capitol Square Building, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105; or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Regional Office, 342 North Walker Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.  

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Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 9/25/2023

Next Review Date: September 2026