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Title IX

Title IX


Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding. Title IX covers non-discrimination based on sex or gender, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and program equity, such as athletics. 

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 

The Board of Trustees at College of the Redwoods is committed to assuring student equity in educational programs and college services. The President/Superintendent establishes and implements a student equity plan that meets the Title 5 standards for such a plan. The Redwoods Community College District has in place policies and procedures for Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations. These policies and procedures can be found on the College of the Redwoods website or on the links below. 

College of the Redwoods has designated a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee Title IX compliance. Your college Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a complaint; the complaint process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources both on and off campus; and other related matters. The Title IX Coordinator for College of the Redwoods is Crystal Morse. For Title IX questions, or to file a Title IX complaint, please email or call 707-476-4146. 

Learn about College of the Redwoods' Title IX Investigation Process. This process and the following policies (APs & BPs) the college follows reflects the most recent Title IX regulations that took effect in 2020.

College of the Redwoods staff have completed a breadth of Title IX trainings listed here. The training materials may be copyrighted and unavailable for us to post on our website. If you would like to receive a copy of any of trainings listed, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Crystal Morse at 707-476-4146.


When someone alleges harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or sex discrimination or sexual assault, it is the college’s ethical and legal responsibility to conduct a thorough, timely, independent, and objective investigation. 

The Title IX Coordinator plays a crucial role in the investigation process.  All reports are taken seriously and investigated timely and thoroughly.

To file a Title IX complaint against a student, a member of faculty, management or staff, please contact Crystal Morse (707-476-4146) and/or complete the form below to begin the process:


To file a complaint with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:

Or you can fill out a complaint form online at:

Helpful Resources

Crisis Support and Counseling
Whether you need support now or years after experiencing sexual assault or dating violence, help is available 24 hours a day.   Here are resources and more are listed at the bottom of the page.

Public Safety
In an life threatening emergency dial 911.
For an emergence on campus and public safety is needed urgently please call 707-476-4111.   List your location and your emergency and someone will be with you as soon as possible.
For non-emergencies, public safety can be reached at 707-476-4112.

Health Center & Mental Health Counseling - The Health Center is Open to all students and staff.

If you are in distress or are with someone at risk right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or TEXT 741-741

Contact info - Phone: (707) 476-4149

Mental Health Services
Students should text, email, or fax Shawna Bell directly for scheduling and/or services.

Contact info
Text: 707-496-2856
Fax: 707-237-2318 (voicemail can be left via fax)

Services are also available 24/7 via phone, video, and chat via TimelyMD:

More Mental Health Resources:


When you're feeling under the weather physically or distressed mentally, you can find the help you're looking for in just a few quick taps. TimelyMD is an extension of your school's student health program that provides care whenever and wherever you need it.

Visit TimelyMD here


North Coast Rape Crisis Team
A community agency providing 24/7/365 services for all forms of sexual violence including medical and legal advocacy, support groups, short-term counseling, and community education.
24/hr Crisis Line:
Del Norte: 707-465-2851
Eureka: 707-445-2881
Community Office:
Del Norte: 707-465-6961
Eureka: 707-443-2737

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services
This organization's mission is to help people break free of the cycle of domestic and intimate partner violence. All of their services are free of charge.
Contact Information:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Additional Resources

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Coalition providing leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual assault.

(916) 446-2520
1215 K Street, Suite 1850,
Sacramento, CA, 95814

U.S. Department of Education, regional Office for Civil Rights

(415) 486-555
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200,
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Contact Us

Contact Information

Crystal Morse, Title IX Coordinator
(707) 476-4146

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