Title IX

campus Title IX

NCNM has identified the Dean of Students as the Title IX Coordinator.  NCNM also has identified two deputy coordinators-the Director of Institutional Research and Compliance, and the Chief of Campus Safety and Security. All deputy coordinators are authorized to take reports of harassment and discrimination. All reports taken are forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator who oversees the Title IX investigative process.  A full description of the responsibilities of the Title IX coordinator can be found below and in the Student Handbook, Section 1.4.

Title IX Coordinator: Dean of Students
Cheryl Miller, cmiller@ncnm.edu, 503-552-1510, Admin Bldg, Ste. 155

Deputy Coordinator: Director of Institutional Research and Compliance
Laurie McGrath, lmcgrath@ncnm.edu, 503-552-1694, Admin Bldg,  Ste. 250

Deputy Coordinator: Chief of Campus Safety and Security
Spencer Brazes, sbrazes@ncnm.edu, 503-552-2016, Service Bldg, 2nd floor

Any reports of sexual misconduct towards or of a minor MUST be reported directly to campus safety and security and/or the Portland Police Bureau immediately. There are no exceptions to this policy. The Portland Police Bureau’s non-emergency phone number is: 503.823.0000

Harassment or discrimination in violation of this policy by students, faculty, staff, administrators, board members, other employees or non-employees, including vendors and visitors, is specifically prohibited.  Any reports of potential violation of this policy will be reviewed, regardless of the status of the reporter (heretofore: “complainant”) or the alleged harasser (heretofore: “respondent”). Retaliation against any individual who in good faith brings a complaint to the attention of the College and/or who participates in investigations regarding such complaints is also expressly prohibited.

All NCNM students, faculty and staff are responsible for respecting the rights of one another. No NCNM student, faculty, staff, administrator, or board member is exempt from this policy. Any person who believes that they are being or may be subjected to sexual harassment, discrimination, or misconduct in violation of this policy should immediately report it to any one of the following: Dean of Students, the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Institutional Research and Compliance, the Chief of Campus Safety and Security, or a program dean.  Reports can also be filed online at https://ncnm-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/. This report can be found on the NCNM website.

In situations where an NCNM community member suspects that discrimination or harassment may be occurring, even when no one has made an individual complaint, NCNM will investigate the matter, and any findings of discrimination or harassment could result in disciplinary sanctions.

Retaliation

The College expressly prohibits retaliation against any individual who in good faith brings a complaint to the attention of the College or who participates in any resulting investigation.  Any act of retaliation that is directed against a complainant, respondent, witness, or participant in the process, by any party, will be treated as a separate and distinct charge. If the College determines that a student has engaged in retaliation, appropriate corrective or disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including expulsion.

In order to encourage proper and timely reporting of  sexual assaults, NCNM will not adjudicate or sanction the victim of the alleged assault for the admitted use of alcohol or drugs in the course of events of the alleged interaction, which otherwise may have been found in violation of campus policies.

If any person feels that their rights under the non-discrimination statement may have been potentially violated, they may contact the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) with or without working with NCNM to correct the issue.  Information regarding OCR complaints can be found at:   http://www.ed.gov/ocr/complaintintro.html.

Prevention

The College provides educational programming that works towards the prevention of sexual and other types of violence, discrimination and harassment.


Title IX Compliance Statement

NCNM, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran’s status in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, college programs and activities, including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services, and employment. Title IX also prohibits gender–based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex–stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Title IX Coordinator

The Dean of Students has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the NCNM’s Title IX policies and procedures.

Cheryl Miller
Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street | Portland, OR 97201
cmiller@ncnm.edu
503.552.1510

The Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities are critical to the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. In broad terms, the Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of college policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of NCNM’s Title IX compliance.