Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that 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."
Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. It includes protection against any gender based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and rape.
Title IX regulations exist to provide individuals access to an education free from sex and gender discrimination, including investigating and remediating sexual misconduct by students, colleagues, or third parties.
ECMC Education adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. ECMC Education does not discriminate in its admissions practices [except as permitted by law], in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of actual or perceived: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), age (40 and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, and any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law (sometimes referred to, collectively, as “protected characteristics”). As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, ECMC Education is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender as identified above.
ECMC Education also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by ECMC Education policy. Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the ECMC Education community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination policy.
Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by telephone, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A report may be made in person to the Campus Director, the Official with Authority (OWA) for Title IX. The Campus Director has also been designated as the Civil Rights Coordinator and will coordinate the efforts of Altierus to comply with all relevant civil rights laws.
Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Individuals who believe they have experienced sex discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of ECMC Education policy should contact the following:
Title IX - Coordinator (TIXC) & Civil Rights CoordinatorAtlanta TIXC & Civil Rights Coordinator
Houston TIXC & Civil Rights Coordinator
Altierus Career College - Houston Bissonnet, TX
9700 Bissonnet St., Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77036
Phone: (713) 772-4200
Tampa TIXC & Civil Rights Coordinator
Altierus Career College Tampa, FL
3319 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 879-6000
A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the appropriate agency may be the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and/or the agency state in your state.
Within any resolution process related to this policy, ECMC Education provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.
Pursuant to federal regulations, all current training materials are posted publicly on our website.
Materials for Training Completed by Title IX Coordinators in 2022:
Additional roles outlined by 34 CFR Part 106 will be offered by external resources.
Altierus Career College shares in the concern for the health, safety, and welfare of our communities. Due to COVID-19, we have modified our learning formats at each of our schools to accommodate smaller groups of students and allow for physical distancing. Students and faculty must wear face masks while on campus and we’re following extra safety precautions, which includes meticulous cleaning between labs.
Remote coursework, through our blended programs, will still be part of the learning experience, enabling students to move forward toward graduating on schedule. Students complete a majority of their coursework at home and are on campus only a few days a week.
We’re being thoughtful in our decision making with the health and safety of our students and staff top of mind. We’re closely following this fluid situation while evaluating local and state recommendations. If you have questions about our current procedures, please call your local campus.