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Title IX

Title IX


Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding. Title IX covers non-discrimination based on sex or gender, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and program equity, such as athletics.

TITLE IX - 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & C.F.R. Part 106 (1972): "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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."


The Redwoods Community College District is committed to providing safe and equitable learning and working environments for all students and employees, free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and any other sex-based or gender-based misconduct. Any incident committed on District property or at District sponsored events or activities can be reported directly to the Title IX Coordinator.

College of the Redwoods has designated a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee Title IX compliance. Your college Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a complaint; the complaint process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources both on and off campus; and other related matters.

When someone alleges harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or sex discrimination or sexual assault, it is the college’s ethical and legal responsibility to conduct a thorough, timely, independent, and objective investigation.

Contact Information

Title IX Coordinator – Dr. Crystal Morse

Phone: 707-476-4146


Filing a Complaint/Reporting an Incident

All Reports will be taken seriously. Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Reports can be made using the link below or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.

Contact Information

When someone alleges harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or sex discrimination or sexual assault, it is the college’s ethical and legal responsibility to conduct a thorough, timely, independent, and objective investigation.

Sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking are forms of gender-based discrimination and violations of State Law, Title IX, and the CR Administrative Code.

To file a complaint with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:


Or you can fill out a complaint form online at:

Learn about College of the Redwoods' Title IX Investigation Process. This process and the following policies (APs & BPs) the college follows reflects the most recent Title IX regulations that took effect in 2020.

Making a report means telling someone in authority what happened -- in person, by telephone, in writing or by email. At the time a report is made, a Complainant does not have to decide whether to request any course of action, nor does a Complainant need to know how to label what happened. Choosing to make a report, and deciding how to proceed after making the report, can be a process that unfolds over time. The College can support and assist an individual making these important decisions, and to the extent legally possible will respect an individual’s autonomy in deciding how to proceed. In this process, the College will balance the individual’s interest with its obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all members of the College community.

Any individual who reports sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence can be assured that all reports will be investigated and resolved in a fair and impartial manner. A Complainant, a Respondent and all individuals involved can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. In every report under this policy, the College will make an immediate assessment of any risk of harm to the Complainant or to the broader campus community and will take steps necessary to address those risks. These steps will include interim measures to provide for the safety of the individual and the campus community.

Complainants and third-party witnesses are encouraged to report sexual harassment, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence as soon as possible to maximize the College’s ability to respond promptly and effectively.The College does not, however, limit the time frame for reporting. If the Respondent is not a member of the Redwoods community, the College will still seek to meet its Title IX obligation by taking steps to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, but its ability to take disciplinary action against the Respondent may be limited.


College of the Redwoods staff have completed a breadth of Title IX trainings

Training Resources

  • 2020 Regulations Requirement: Posting of Training Materials - ATIXA
  • ATIXA – Title IX Coordinator Level One
  • ATIXA – Title IX Coordinator Level Two
  • ATIXA – Title IX Coordinator Level Three
  • ATIXA – Title IX Coordinator Level Four
  • ATIXA – Title IX Investigator Level One
  • ATIXA – Title IX Investigator Level Two
  • ATIXA – Title IX Investigator Level Three
  • ATIXA – Title IX Investigator Level Four
  • ATIXA – Title IX Hearing Advisor
  • ATIXA – Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision Maker
  • ATIXA – Investigation Report Writing
  • ATIXA – Compliance and Athletics

Helpful Resources

Crisis Support and Counseling
Whether you need support now or years after experiencing sexual assault or dating violence, help is available 24 hours a day.   Here are resources and more are listed at the bottom of the page.

Public Safety
In an life threatening emergency dial 911.
For an emergence on campus and public safety is needed urgently please call 707-476-4111.   List your location and your emergency and someone will be with you as soon as possible.
For non-emergencies, public safety can be reached at 707-476-4112.

College of the Redwoods Counseling Center
An on-campus counselor is available by appointment for students, providing individual short-term counseling.

North Coast Rape Crisis Team
A community agency providing 24/7/365 services for all forms of sexual violence including medical and legal advocacy, support groups, short-term counseling, and community education.
24/hr Crisis Line:
Del Norte: 707-465-2851
Eureka: 707-445-2881
Community Office:
Del Norte: 707-465-6961
Eureka: 707-443-2737

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services
This organization's mission is to help people break free of the cycle of domestic and intimate partner violence. All of their services are free of charge.
Contact Information:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Additional Resources

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Coalition providing leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual assault.

(916) 446-2520
1215 K Street, Suite 1850,
Sacramento, CA, 95814

U.S. Department of Education, regional Office for Civil Rights

(415) 486-555
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200,
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Contact Information

Crystal Morse, Title IX Coordinator
(707) 476-4242

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