Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX on the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that states,

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 20 USC 1681.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Such areas include, but are not limited to, recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. As a recipient of federal funds, Carlson College of Massage Therapy is required to comply with Title IX.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Section 106.30

Definition of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

[1] An employee of the recipient conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual contact [quid pro quo]

[2] 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 recipient’s education program or activity; or

[3] “sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092[f][6][A][v], “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C 12291[a][10], “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291[a][8], or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291[a][30]

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) is responsible for the enforcement of Title IX. OCR evaluates, investigates, and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination or harassment in violation of Title IX. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights can be contacted at:

National Headquarters:

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-1100

Telephone: 800-421-3481

TTD: 800-877-8339

Fax: 202-453-6012

For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website https://www.ed.gov/

Carlson College of Massage Therapy takes steps to respond promptly and effectively to allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and sexual misconduct. Carlson College will promptly investigate such incidents and take appropriate action, including disciplinary action, against individuals found to have engaged in such behavior. Carlson College will take action reasonably designed to prevent the recurrence of sexual misconduct, and, where appropriate, take steps to remedy its effect

Filing a report with Law Enforcement:

Individuals who experience sexual misconduct have a right to file a report with the police. If a report is filed, the police will take appropriate steps in response to the report. In order to file a report with police, please contact:

Jones County Sheriff Department:


Filing a report with the police is a separate process from pursuing a complaint through the College’s policies and procedures. In order to report a violation of Carlson College’s Policy, please see below:

Filing a Complaint with Carlson College:

To file a complaint against a student, faculty, or staff member, or to request an informal meeting to discuss a complaint against a student, faculty, or staff member, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at:

Christina Rider

Title IX Coordinator

11809 County Rd. X 28

Anamosa, IA 52205



In the event that the conduct involves the Title IX Coordinator/Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator, reports by students should be made to:

Pam Ellis

Financial Aid Administrator

11809 County Rd. X 28

Anamosa, IA 52205



All training materials for Title IX personnel:

Title IX Webinars:

Annual Security Report

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Mallory Z
Mallory Z
Carlson is the place to go if you are anywhere in driving distance! I made a commute to attend and even moved to the area to be more fully immersed. The depth of knowledge that you get in a short time is incredible! I felt more than prepared to start a career. Whatever a client throws at me, I’m equipped to handle it. Not only was the education top notch, but the whole experience was full of lovely memories and relationships. Can’t recommend Carlson enough!
Mahalia Shelangoski
Mahalia Shelangoski
I graduated from this school and it truly sets you up for success. Straight out of school I had many people compliment me on my massage skills and I was prepared for my career. The teachers here are kind, warm, and super fun. I loved every minute of going to this school. I highly suggest it!
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Sarah Koss
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Maria Sankot
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Sheri Crandall
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Gayle Robertson
I love getting massages at Carlson College! The massage room is divided into several stations, with minimal whispered discussion allowed, making the atmosphere extremely peaceful and relaxing.