Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender-based harassment) in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.

“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, Education Amendments 1972

Sexual harassment for the purposes of Title IX is defined as:

  1. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education programs or activities.
  2. Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as those terms are defined under federal laws called the Clery Act Summary and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
  3. Quid Pro Quo Harassment"

*Quid pro quo literally translates as “something for something.” This type of harassment occurs when a person in authority, usually a supervisor or instructor, demands sexual favors in exchange for a job, promotion, grade, or other favorable treatment. In quid pro quo cases, the offense is directly linked to the individual’s terms of employment or academic success or forms the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting the individual.

In order for the district to properly receive and note your complaint a Title IX Discrimination form should be completed and submitted to Mr. Kevin Deal at the email address listed below.

A flow chart showing the process by how a Title IX complaint is addressed throughout Tri-Creek School Corporation.  Contact Kevin Deal at kdeal@tricreek.k12.in.us for a walk through of the process if you require additional information.

Complaintants that would like to file a formal complaint have access to supportive measures without fee or charge that include but are not limited to:

Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
Modifications of work or class schedules
Escort services
Mutual no contact directives/restrictions
Changes in work locations
Leaves of absence
Increased security and monitoring of certain areas

Training content is posted as required by OCR in §106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations.


It is the policy of the Tri-Creek School Corporation to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from sexual harassment.

It shall be a violation of this policy for any employee of the School Corporation to harass another employee or student through unwelcome conduct or communications of a sexual nature as defined in Section II. It shall also be a violation of this policy for students to harass other students through unwelcome conduct or communication of a sexual nature as defined in Section II. The use of the term "employee" also includes non-employees and volunteers who work subject to the control of school authorities.

The School Corporation will promptly:

  • investigate all complaints, written or verbal, of sexual harassment taken place at school or any school-sponsored activity within the United States;
  • take appropriate action to stop any harassment;
  • take appropriate action against any student or school employees who violates this policy;
  • and take any other action reasonably calculated to end and prevent further harassment of school employees or students.

The Title IX Coordinator is the person designated by the School Board to receive complaints of harassment and oversee the investigation of those complaints as described in this policy.

The Title IX Coordinator, Kevin Deal, may be contacted at:
Office: (219) 696-6661
Tri-Creek School Corporation
19290 Cline Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356

Additional information on Tri-Creek School Corporation's Title IX investigation process can be found on via the Board of School Trustees Policy Manual Policy 3020.