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Title IX Information & Resources
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: "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." Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.
To report sexual discrimination, harassment, or assault to the College, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Catherine Richardson
Director of Student Life
Student Life House
420 W. Madison Street
Pulaski, TN 38478
Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at Martin Methodist, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the MMC community.
Title IX Policy
To download a copy of the College’s Title IX Policy, please click here.
To submit a complaint regarding sexual discrimination, harassment, or misconduct, please click here.
If You Experience Sexual Violence
Immediately go to a safe place. This may be a friend's room, MMC Campus Security, the Pulaski police department, the hospital, or another place where you feel safe and are safe from harm.
Call someone to be with you. Call a friend, a family member, or someone else you can trust to be with you. You can call MMC Campus Security at 931-309-7502. You may also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (https://www.rainn.org/) at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or the National Domestic Violence Hotline (https://www.thehotline.org/help/) at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
In cases of assault or rape, preserve physical evidence when possible. Do not shower, bathe, douche, or otherwise clean yourself. If possible, do not urinate. Do not eat, drink liquids, smoke, or brush your teeth if oral contact took place. If you must change your clothes, save all clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault. If you have changed your clothes, place the clothing in a paper bag (plastic may destroy important evidence). Do not disturb anything in the area where the assault occurred.
Get medical attention. Physical safety and medical attention are of primary importance. You could be physically injured, become pregnant, or have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Medical attention is available Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Pulaski (1265 East College Street, Pulaski, TN 38478 - 931-363-7531). If done promptly, a medical examination can obtain important evidence should you decide to prosecute.
Write down as much as you can remember about the assailant and the assault.
Seek emotional support. Whether or not you report the assault or prosecute, a trained counselor can help you with the emotional trauma of an assault. Confidential emergency and follow-up counseling are available through MMC Counseling Services (931-424-7338), the College Chaplain (931-363-9825), and through national hotlines: National Sexual Assault Hotline [1-800-656-HOPE (4673)], or the National Domestic Violence Hotline [1-800-799-SAFE (7233)].