Sexual Harassment and Title IX

Section: 
Human Resources
Policy Number: 
102
Effective: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Last Revised: 
Friday, August 14, 2020
Policy: 

It is the policy of the College that employees and students must be allowed to work and learn in an environment free from sexual harassment. Any form of sexual harassment is expressly prohibited and will not be tolerated. All new employees are required to take Title IX - Sexual Harassment Training within their first month of employment.

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, other verbal or physical conduct of sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of the sexual nature of employees toward students, supervisors toward supervisees, students toward students, students toward employees, or employees toward employees.

The College recognizes its responsibility to investigate, resolve, implement corrective measures, and monitor the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination on the basis of sex, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination, and their implementing regulations.

Complaints of sexual harassment should be made orally or in writing to the immediate supervisor or to the Executive Human Resource Officer. Complaints should be reported promptly (within eight days) The Executive Human Resource Officer serves as the Title IX Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer and is ultimately responsible for ensuring investigation and resolution of any sexual harassment and Title IX complaints.

Anyone who is found to have violated this policy is subject to applicable disciplinary procedures of the College.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

All employees, applicants for employment, students and volunteers.