Title IX 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.

Policy Statement

CCSNH and its colleges are committed to creating and maintaining a positive and productive learning environment. In furtherance of this objective, CCSNH prohibits discrimination in the administration of its education programs and activities based on sex including conduct that constitutes sexual harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct, as described below. CCSNH also prohibits retaliation against anyone who is involved in making or reporting of a complaint, or in the investigation or hearing of a formal complaint of sexual misconduct/sexual harassment.

Scope of Policy and Jurisdiction

CCSNH and its colleges prohibit sexual misconduct/sexual harassment against any person participating in or attempting to participate in education programs and activities of CCSNH/colleges. The scope and definitions of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment under federal and state laws differ, as described below. Sexual misconduct by employees is addressed under CCS Policies 323.01 and 323.02.

Inquiries regarding Title IX may be directed to:

Ann Marie Hartshorn
Title IX Coordinator
CCSNH System Office
26 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
ahartshorn@ccsnh.edu
603-230-3595

Inquiries may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
OCR.Boston@ed.gov
617-289-0111
TTY: 1-800-877-8339
Fax: 617-289-0150

To file a report of sexual misconduct/sexual harassment, please complete the form below. To submit anonymously, please leave the optional sections blank.

Training for Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, and Decision-Makers Involved in the Grievance Process

The CCSNH System Office is committed to providing current and up to date training for all members of its community that are involved in the implementation of our reporting and grievance process.

Title IX Coordinator Training

CCSNH System Office’s Title IX Coordinator participated in training on the new CCSNH policy and Title IX process in July 2021. The training was conducted by Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law.

Title IX Coordinator Training

Investigator Training

Key members of CCSNH System Office participated in extensive training through D. Stafford & Associates on Title IX and how to conduct a Title IX investigation in February 2020.  These members include the Vice President for Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinator, our Student Conduct Coordinator and three Campus Safety Officers, who conduct our investigations. These members undergo recertification training yearly through D. Stafford & Associates.

Due to proprietary ownership of the training by D. Stafford & Associates, a copy of the training is currently not available. Questions regarding the training may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

Additional training will be provided to investigators by Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law during Fall 2021.