5.3.3 Prevention and Reporting of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Violence, Gender Based Discrimination and Other Forms of Harassment

adopted: Feb-2010
last revised: Feb-2010

The College will take appropriate, periodic measures to educate and train employees regarding this policy and conduct that could violate the policy. All faculty, administrative, and supervisory personnel are required to participate in such education and training.

Reporting Harassment:

  • Individuals who believe they have been subjected to harassment are encouraged to take advantage of the College’s complaint procedure.
  • If a student has a complaint about sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, sexual violence or gender based discrimination, s/he should submit that complaint to the College’s Title IX Coordinator.
  • If a student has a complaint about other types of discrimination and/or harassment as defined in this policy, s/he should submit that complaint to the Director of Human Resources.
  • If an employee has, a complaint about sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, sexual violence, gender based discrimination or other harassment, he or she should submit that complaint to the Director of Human Resources.
  • If the student or employee is not comfortable making the complaint to the designated individual, the complaint may be made to any Human Resources representative or to any College Vice President.
  • Any employee who believes this policy has been violated has an obligation to report it immediately to one of the College representatives listed above.


Investigation

  • In the case of an employee complaint or a student non-sexual harassment complaint, the Director of Human Resources or a designee will promptly investigate.
  • In the case of a student sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, sexual violence or gender based discrimination complaint, the College’s Title IX Coordinator or a designee will promptly investigate.
  • In all cases, the investigation will make reasonable attempts to determine the facts pertinent to the complaint by interviewing the parties involved, including the alleged harasser. If the accused is a College employee who is a member of a bargaining unit, the employee may request union representation during the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, a written report of findings will be prepared and forwarded to the President.