Title IX


Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
Title IX, a segment of the Education Amendments of 1972, forbids exclusion on the basis of gender from any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The College Commitment
Northeast Community College (“College”) is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discriminatory conduct based on gender. As required by Title IX, the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.  It encourages any student or non-student who thinks that he or she has been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct by another student, member of the faculty or staff, or campus visitor or contractor, to immediately report the incident to any of the individuals or offices listed below.

We encourage all members of our campus community to seek support for and report all sexual harassment and sexual misconduct directly to the Norfolk Police (911), Sioux City Night Patrol (402-841-5163), the Title IX Coordinator, or one of the Title IX Team Members.  These individuals will assist in eliminating the misconduct, preventing its recurrence and addressing the effects. The Title IX Coordinator or any Title IX Team Member can assist individuals with contacting the law enforcement agency.

Please see options for “What to Do If You Experience Sexual Misconduct” (link), “Reporting Options” (link) and “Resources” (link).  Regardless of where it is reported, all complaints will be vetted by the Title IX Coordinator.  If you need immediate confidential counseling, Bright Horizons provides confidential rape crisis counseling to men and women, 24 hours a day, at (877) 379-3798 or contact the Northeast Community College Counselor during office hours Monday- Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm at (402) 844-7277.

Dr. Karen Severson, Title IX Coordinator
(402) 844-7046
Norfolk Campus
LLC Suite 100
801 East Benjamin Ave Norfolk, NE 68702

The College encourages students and staff to immediately consult with or report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Title IX Team Members.

Students may also report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct to any college administrator, official or staff member, who is then responsible for promptly notifying any of the above Title IX Team Members or Title IX Coordinator of the reported incident.

Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (800-421-3481) to complain of sex discrimination or sexual harassment including sexual violence.