Notice Regarding Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Harassment Based on Sex

Notice to Students, Administrators and Staff Regarding Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Harassment Based on Sex

South Suburban College does not tolerate sexual harassment, sexual violence or any form of harassment based on sex. Any student or parent who believes he or she has been subject to sexual harassment, sexual violence or any form of harassment based on sex is encouraged to report the incident(s) to the South Suburban College Title IX Coordinator and file a complaint of sexual harassment. South Suburban College shall conduct a prompt investigation of all complaints.

The South Suburban College Title IX Coordinator is:

Ms. Songie Adebiyi
Vice President, Student Development
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473
708-596-2000, ext. 5816
sadebiyi@ssc.edu

All complaints of sexual harassment shall be submitted in writing to the Title IX Coordinator within thirty (30) days of the alleged incident(s) of sexual harassment. The Title IX Coordinator will make every effort to resolve the matter informally within ten (10) business days thereafter. At any time, but no later than forty-five (45) days after the alleged incident(s) of sexual harassment, the individual may end the attempts at an informal resolution and file a formal complaint on the complaint form available from the Title IX Coordinator, and the Title IX Coordinator will conduct an investigation based on the allegations in the formal complaint. The individual filing the complaint will receive written notice of the results of the investigation within thirty (30) days of the filing of the formal complaint, which may include, if circumstances warrant, discipline up to suspension or dismissal of a student and up to suspension or termination of a college employee. If not satisfied with the outcome of the investigation, the complainant or the accused may make a written request for review to the College President.

South Suburban College strictly prohibits retaliation against individuals who report sexual harassment, sexual violence or any other form of harassment based on sex. Such acts of retaliation shall be reported to the Title IX Coordinator by the reporting individual, and the reporting individual will promptly receive written notice of the results of the retaliation investigation, which may include, if circumstances warrant, discipline up to suspension or dismissal of a student and up to suspension or termination of a college employee.