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Heartland Community College

Title IX: Equity in Higher Education

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Contact the Title IX Coordinator

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual harassment, attempted and completed sexual violence or stalking, please bring it to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator and/or other college official. 

There are multiple avenues to report an incident to include a phone call, email, or appointment with the Title IX Coordinator and/or other college official, as well as, completing an online incident report form.  

Report an incident online

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 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.”

Education programs and activities include all of a school’s operations, including employment, and school-sponsored athletics and activities (on or off-campus).  Title IX protects students, employees and third parties with a relationship to the college, whether on or off campus. 



The College provides equal educational opportunities to all students and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Management and supervisory personnel at all levels are responsible for taking reasonable and necessary actions to prevent discrimination. Discrimination is prohibited under Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and all other relatable laws, rules and regulations that apply to College operations.

To the extent that there are conflicts between the terms of any College policy and applicable law, such applicable law shall be controlling. Whenever a specific external law, rule or regulation is referenced in these policies, such reference shall be to the most recent enacted and amended version of such law, rule or regulation.

Title IX Training Materials

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Amy Pawlik

Associate Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services
Title IX/504 Coordinator Coordinator
Office: SCB 1407
Phone: 309-268-8249

Barbara Leathers

Executive Director of Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office: CCB 1300
Phone: 309-268-8130