Title IX at Stark State College

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Title IX protects all students, employees and visitors to campus from gender discrimination.

The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy.

Reporting Title IX concerns

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated college official with primary responsibility for coordinating the college’s compliance with Title IX. This includes providing leadership for Title IX activities; providing consultation, education and training; and helping to ensure the college responds appropriately, effectively and equitably to Title IX issues.

Reports involving students

Diana Tsenekos is the College’s Title IX Coordinator (“Coordinator”) for matters related to student sex based offenses or Title IX Concerns.  She can be reached at  330-494-6170 ext. 4424 or dtsenekos@starkstate.edu.

Reports involving employees

Melissa Glanz is the Deputy, Title IX Coordinator for matters related to employee Title IX concerns.  She can be reached at: 330-494-6170 ext. 4276 or mglanz@starkstate.edu

To file a discrimination or harassment complaint, you may use this complaint form.

Please Note: The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators are not confidential sources of reporting and support. While they will address your concerns with sensitivity and will keep your information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Mental health counselors, pastoral counselors, social workers, psychologists or any person with a professional license requiring confidentiality will be able to maintain complete confidentiality. However, if a complainant discloses information about an incident to an instructor, who is also a counselor but acting in his/her role as an instructor at the time of the disclosure, the instructor would have a duty to report the incident as a responsible employee.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Official Policy

Policies

Anti-Harassment Policy (3357:15-14-13)
Sexual Assault Policy
Student Complaints (3357:15-19-08)
Employee Grievance Procedure  (3357:15-14-07)
Employee Corrective Action and Disciplinary Procedure (3357:15-14-18)

Resources

National

Local

On Campus Assistance

  • Campus Security Rm. S104 330-704-2582
  • Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs 330-494-6170, ext. 4219 (Confidential Reporting Source)
  • Interfaith Campus Ministries office Room K104 330-494-6170, ext. 4264 (Confidential Reporting Source)

Off-Campus Assistance

  • Downtown Canton Satellite Security 330-704-2522
  • Police Departments
    • Jackson Township Police 911 or 330-832-1553
    • Alliance Police 911 or 330-821-9140
    • Barberton Police 911 or 330-848-6701
    • Canton Police 911 or  330-489-3283
    • Carrollton Police 911 or 330-627-2141
    • Sheriff’s Office 911 or 330-430-3800
  • Rape Crisis Center (24 hours) 330-452-1111
  • Victim Assistance Program 330-438-0887

Non-Retaliation Statement

Stark State College will not tolerate retaliation in any form against any protected party who files a complaint, serves as a witness, assists one who files a complaint, or participates in an investigation of discrimination or harassment. College policy and state and federal law prohibit retaliation against an individual for reporting discrimination or harassment, or for participating in an investigation. Retaliation is a serious violation that can subject the offender to sanctions independent of the merits of the allegation. Complaints of retaliation should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Human Resources Department.