Title IX Compliance Statement

Northern Marianas College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program,employment or activities.

"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.

Title IX prohibits all schools, colleges, and universities, which receive federal funds, from discrimination on the basis of sex. Sexual discrimination under Title IX includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault. In addition, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (aka Clery Act) requires institutions of higher education to comply with certain campus safety- and security-related requirements as a condition of their participation in the title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, to the original HEA programs. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose information related to crime on college campuses, including sexual assault. Another additional law, notably, the Violence Against Women's Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) amended the Clery Act to now require institutions to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to include certain policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents in their annual security reports.

The Northern Marianas College is committed to maintaining a living, working, and educational environment free from sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all College programs and activities; including, but not limited to, recruiting, admissions, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling, discipline, roster assignment, grading, and employment.

The modern concept of “sex” has evolved and represents a cultural shift. “Sex” for Title IX purposes includes biological or anatomical factors; actual or perceived gender identity; and actual or perceived sexual orientation. Sexual discrimination includes acts of sexual harassment. The US Departments of Education and Justice define sexual harassment as “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature where sexual favors are used or threatened to be used as a basis for academic or employment decisions (quid pro quo harassment); where the conduct creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive academic or working environment; where the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance; or where other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as sexual assault or acts of sexual violence that are sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity”.

Below are list of Title IX resources for your perusal

Violence Prevention Program

On September 28, 2017, the Northern Marianas College was awarded the 2017 Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (Award No. 2017-WA-AX-0053). NMC’s Office on Violence Against Women provides information and resources for a comprehensive community response to the prevention of crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. Through the Violence Prevention Program (VPP) efforts are being made to effectively address and educate all students, staff, and faculty about these crimes within the campus community.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives in the United States (a). Additionally, more than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault (b).

Victim Advocacy on NMC

The Victim Advocate provides information and resources, advocacy and support to students and employees who may be victims of crime, violence, or abuse. The victim advocate upholds and assures confidentiality.

How the Victim Advocate Helps

The Victim Advocate provides information and resources, advocacy and support to students and employees who may be victims of crime, violence, or abuse. The victim advocate upholds and assures confidentiality.

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring that all persons have equal access to its programs, opportunities, and information resources, including those on its institutional website in accordance to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work on bringing NMC’s website into full compliance. For immediate assistance, please contact Lucille Deleon Guerrero by email [email protected] or by calling (670) 237-6874.

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on NMC’s website, including a complaint about the accessibility of a document, form, or statement, you may do so by contacting the NMC’s IT Department by email at [email protected]. In your email please include the following information:

  1. The URL you are having accessibility issues with;
  2. The accessibility issue your are experiencing;
  3. Your name, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to file a formal grievance against the Northern Marianas College pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 and Title II, you may submit such grievance to the Office of the NMC President, P.O. Box 501250, Saipan MP 96950 or email [email protected].

You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Office for Civil Rights. More information about filing a complaint with USDOE can be found at