Title IX Compliance

AVTEC is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning environment, free from gender-based violence and sexual harassment for all students and employees. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX protects students and employees from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities, as well as sexual assault, which are both forms of unlawful discrimination under Title IX. This law applies to every aspect of education, including recruitment and admissions, financial aid, all course offerings and access, counseling and counseling materials, housing and residential services and employment. 

Duty to Report

For AVTEC to respond effectively and to proactively stop instances of gender-based and sexual misconduct, all employees must report information about alleged or possible sexual misconduct to AVTEC’s Title IX Coordinator, to their direct supervisor or to the AVTEC director. Should an allegation of sexual misconduct be brought to attention and is found to be in violation of this policy, disciplinary actions and other means will be implemented to ensure the behavior is not repeated. 

Retaliation

AVTEC prohibits retaliation by, for or against any participants (complainant, respondent or witness) for making a good faith report of any conduct believed to violate Title IX policy. Retaliatory action of any kind is subject to discipline. 

Reporting

Students with inquiries relating to sexual misconduct are encouraged to do so by reporting their concern to the Title IX Coordinator or to one of AVTEC’s trained Staff Counselors. 

AVTEC Title IX Coordinator                 AVTEC Counselor/Dept. Head            AVTEC Counselor
Jamie Hall                                                 Patti Price                                              Lara Loomis
519 4th Ave.                                            519 4th Ave.                                           519 4th Ave.     
PO Box 889                                              PO Box 889                                            PO Box 889
Seward, AK 99664                                  Seward, AK 99664                                Seward, AK 99664
907-224-6114                                         907-224-6170                                        907-224-6171
titleIX@avtec.edu                                  patti.price@avtec.edu                         lara.loomis@avtec.edu
or jamie.hall@avtec.edu  
 

Inquiries may also be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

U.S. Department of Education

915 Second Ave, Room 3310

Seattle, WA 98174-1099

Customer Service Hotline: 800-421-3481

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

All materials used to train Title IX personnel may be accessed below:

https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/