Title IX

What is Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) defines and ensures sex and gender equity in education.  Title IX prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and harassment, in federally funded education programs. Title IX reads:

“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.”

NTI’s policy prohibits all forms of sexual or gender-based harassment, discrimination or misconduct, including sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Misconduct of this nature is contrary to NTI’s values and is prohibited by state and federal law. NTI is dedicated to addressing cases of sexual misconduct promptly, and supporting all parties involved. Any individual who is found to have violated this policy may face disciplinary sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination of employment.

Complaint Process

If you believe you have been subjected to, or have observed discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment or any other offensive behavior – regardless of the seriousness – you are expected to discuss the incident, concern or observation with the Deputy Title IX coordinator, or the Title IX coordinator to give NTI the opportunity to investigate as appropriate and to take appropriate action to remedy any violation that has occurred. All inquiries, discussions, complaints and investigations are treated confidentially to the extent possible, consistent with the requirement to investigate and take appropriate action.  Please note that with regard to issues related to alleged sex discrimination including but not limited to sexual harassment, employees may also refer to NTI’s Title IX Policy which also covers such issues.  NTI will follow the procedures outlined in its Title IX policy with regard to issues of sex discrimination including sexual harassment.

How to file a Complaint

Anyone may report sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  The person reporting may or may not be the person alleged to be the victim of sexual discrimination or sexual harassment.   Complaints can be made in person, via mail, telephone, or email to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator verbally or in writing.

Title IX Coordinator’s Contact Information

Ashley Barnett
Director of Financial Aid, VA Certifying Official
51 US Route 1, Suite K Scarborough ME 04074
abarnett@ntinow.edu
207-883-5130

Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s Contact Information

Elizabeth Sheffield
Associate Financial Aid advisor, VA Certifying Official
1 US Route 1, Suite K, Scarborough, ME 04074
esheffield@ntinow.edu
207-883-5130

Nicole Kelley
Campus Manager
1435 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
nkelley@ntinow.edu
207-883-5130

Kristy Lank
Controller
51 US Route 1, Suite K, Scarborough, ME 04074
klank@ntinow.edu
207-883-5130

Retaliation is Prohibited

NTI will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any individual who reports, witnesses or participates in an investigation about sexual or other discriminatory harassment or other forms of offensive behavior.  Any person found to have retaliated against another individual because of his or her reports of, or participation in an investigation will be subject to corrective action up to and including dismissal of school or employment termination.

Current and Prospective Student Resources

NTI’s Training

Online webinars

  • SUNY- “Joint Guidance on Title IX Regulations” on 5/19/2020
  • Clery Center- “How to Clery: Policy & Procedure Development” on 6/3/2020
  • EASFAA- “The Final Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment and Implications for Colleges and Universities” on 6/16/2020
  • Widener University- “New Title IX Regulations: Nine Key Takeaways for Fall Planning” on 6/24/2020
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