General Title IX and Sexual Harassment Information

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Columbia College Chicago is committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of its students, faculty, and staff and is free from discrimination of any kind. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations (“Title IX”), the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities. Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination. In compliance with the Title IX, this Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy & Procedures requires a consistent institutional response to any allegation of Sexual Harassment regarding which the College has Actual Knowledge that is: (a) in a College Education Program Or Activity, and (b) involves conduct that occurred in the United States of America. This Policy applies to all Columbia faculty, staff, students, as well as to third parties (the “Community”), regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We designed this webpage to serve as a resource on Sexual Harassment – included within is information concerning emergency assistance, reporting options, support services, available training, grievance procedures and applicable College policies. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these materials and to reach out with any questions or constructive feedback. This important issue demands our community’s full engagement. An informed and empowered study body provides a powerful deterrent.

How To Get More Involved

The college’s Sexual Assault Awareness Education Committee (SAAEC), a group of students and staff, is responsible for arranging dynamic planning for the student body on the topic of Title IX and sexual assault. The SAAEC wants to hear your voice! For information about how you can get involved in Title IX education and awareness efforts, please email

If a faculty or staff member would like to get involved there are Hearing Panel and Advisor opportunities. Please reach out to if you are interested.