Title IX and Non-discrimination

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

Southwestern Michigan College is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the unique value and perspective of each person.

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, education, all of its programs, and use of its facilities for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran's status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information in all programs, activities, services, employment, and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person's ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services, or activities offered by the College.

The College complies with all state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination including, but not limited to, the Elliott Larson Civil Rights Act, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.

The College does not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights website for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

For inquiries related to Title IX please contact the Director of Security and Conduct (for students) or the Director of Human Resources (for employees). For inquiries related to the Equal Opportunity Policy and/or Title VI, Section 504, or the ADA please contact the Chief of Staff.

Director of Security and Conduct
David C. Briegel Building, Room 2104
58900 Cherry Grove Rd.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
269-782-1321
titleix@swmich.edu

Director of Human Resources
David C. Briegel Building, Room 2106
58900 Cherry Grove Rd.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
269-783-2110
titleix@swmich.edu

Chief of Staff
David C. Briegel Building, Room 2104
58900 Cherry Grove Rd.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
269-782-1276
civilrights@swmich.edu

Title IX Policy

Southwestern Michigan College is committed to complying with the Title IX amendment, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender-based behaviors that deny a student the ability to participate in their educational experience. This includes all forms of sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. See the for more information or view the full Sexual Misconduct Policy here.