Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally-funded education program or activity.
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.” – United States Department of Education
The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for the administration of the College’s Title IX Complaint and Grievance Process, which is available by clicking the link below. The Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Coordinators work to resolve complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and gender-related violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence involving students and/or employees at the College.
When a Formal Complaint is filed, the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators will ensure a prompt and thorough investigation is completed, and a fair hearing will be provided.
Title IX Team and Contact
Shaundricka M. Ranel, Esq., M.S.W., Senior Director of Policy, Compliance, and Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
Location: Largo Campus – Kent Hall | Room 133
RanelSM@pgcc.edu or TitleIX@pgcc.edu
Title IX Complaint and Grievance Process
PGCC’s Title IX Complaint and Grievance Process can be found here. Complaints may be filed with any Title IX Team member or by completing the online Title IX Formal Complaint Form below.
Pregnant and Parenting Rights
Title IX regulations require PGCC to take reasonable steps to ensure that any student with pregnancy-related or certain post-pregnancy related issues, who must miss classes/coursework, take breaks during class, etc. due to pregnancy related condition(s), shall return to the same position of academic progress before they experienced medical issues. Contact the Title IX Office to learn more about pregnant and parenting rights.
If you are a student who is interested in meeting with the Title IX Coordinator to learn about your Title IX rights as a pregnant or parenting student, complete the “Pregnant and Parenting Rights Inquiry” below
Training and Resources
- Faculty Training: Title IX - Fall 2023
- Title IX Team Training Materials - Updated April 2023
- What is Title IX and What does it Mean to me?
All-Gender Restroom Locations
The following restrooms may be used by any person regardless of their gender identity or expression:
- Accokeek Hall 200J and 200K.
- Bladen Hall 132.
- Center for Health Studies 1410 and 2412.
- Center for Performing Arts 102.
- Chesapeake Hall 100B.
- Culinary Arts Center 124.
- Lanham Hall 119.
- Novak Field House 118.
Lactation Space Locations
PGCC provides private, clean, and secure spaces to support nursing students and parents. All spaces are equipped with seating, a table, and electrical outlets. Nursing parents will need to provide their own pump. All lactation space users are expected to clean up after each use.
Lactation spaces are in the following locations:
- Center for Health Studies, 2nd floor - Largo Campus*
- Lanham Hall, 1st floor – Largo Campus*
- University Town Center, Lower Level*
*Mamava Pods require download of the Mamava mobile application prior to use.