The Facts

Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments states that:
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.

What It Means For Me

While Title IX is often associated with athletics and female students, it actually protects any person from sex-based discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived sex, gender identity and/or gender expression.  This protection applies to students, as well as employees, visitors, applicants for admissions and employment. Additionally, Title IX covers all aspects of NCMC’s educational programs and activities, not just athletics.

Our Stance

NCMC prohibits sex discrimination and is committed to fostering a learning environment that is safe, inclusive, and fosters academic success.

Sex discrimination involves differential treatment or adverse action based on a person’s real or perceived sex, gender identity and/or gender expression.  Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity, as well as same gender harassment.  Sexual harassment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination, and sexual violence is a particularly severe form of sexual harassment.

NCMC considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense and a violation of Title IX and our Sexual Misconduct Policy. This policy applies to all members of the NCMC community and covers allegations made by or against students, faculty, staff, administrators, Board of Trustees, and third parties. The College’s prohibition of sexual discrimination extends to all aspects of its educational programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, employment, academics, athletics, housing, and student services.

NCMC has jurisdiction over conduct covered by our policy that occurs on campus, during or at an official College program or activity (regardless of location), or off campus when the conduct could create a hostile environment on campus. The College will investigate complaints made under this policy and, if necessary, take action to prevent the recurrence and remedy its effects.

Title IX Compliance Team

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Kristen Alley, Dean of Student Affairs/Title IX

Address: NCMC Campus, Alexander Student Center, Office 12
1301 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683

Phone: (660) 359-3948 ext. 1400
Email: [email protected]
Deputy Title IX Investigators – Assist Title IX Coordinator with investigations

Kristi Harris, Chief of Staff

Address: NCMC Campus, President’s Office, Frey
1113 Mabel Street, Trenton, MO 64683

Phone: (660) 359-3948 x1203
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Beth Caldarello, Librarian

Address: NCMC Campus, Geyer Hall Library
1301 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683

Phone: (660) 359-3948 ext. 1322
Email: [email protected]

Additional Information

NCMC Sexual Misconduct Policy
(Non) Emergency Helping
Bystander Intervention
Online Resources
Overview of Title IX
Sexual Assault Prevention Handout – Parents
Sexual Assault Prevention Handout – Students

U.S. Department of Education

Inquiries or complaints that involve potential violations of Title IX may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which can be reached at:

Kansas City Office (OCR Office for Missouri)
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: 816-268-0550
FAX: 816-268-0599; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: [email protected]

U.S. Department of Education (OCR National Headquarters)
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: [email protected]

To file complaints of discrimination with OCR, you may use the online complaint form or send a letter to the OCR enforcement office for the state of Missouri.

File an Online Discrimination Form

NCMC is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, other applicable statutes and college policy. Sexual harassment, to include sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited. Inquiries concerning these statutes and nondiscrimination policies should be referred to the College President, Dr. Lenny Klaver, Frey Administrative Center, 1301 Main Street, (660) 359-3948 x1200, or [email protected].