Title IX

The health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are Coconino Community College’s primary concern.  If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, the following resources are available at CCC to assist in both immediate and long-term care and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is the federal anti-discrimination law that states “No person in the U.S. 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."

Information for Students

Coconino Community College is committed to maintaining an environment free of sexual harassment and other forms of prohibited discrimination for employees and students.

 

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual- or gender-based verbal, written, online, and/or physical conduct.

"Sexual harassment in education includes any unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior that significantly interferes with a student's access to educational opportunities. The Supreme Court has confirmed that schools have an obligation under Title IX to prevent and address harassment against students, regardless of whether the harassment is perpetrated by peers, teachers, or other school officials" (Title IX, 1972).

 

Retaliation

The College strictly prohibits retaliation against any person for filing a complaint about harassment, for making a request that harassing conduct stop, or for assisting a person with a harassment complaint.

 

Why should you tell someone?

You may not be the only person who is being harassed by this individual. Report sexual harassment so it will stop.

Information for Faculty and Staff

Coconino Community College is committed to maintaining an environment free of sexual harassment and other forms of prohibited discrimination for employees and students.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sexual discrimination in any form; to include any form of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex because the harasser treats a member, or members, of one sex differently from members of the other sex or engages in conduct that is based on the difference in sex.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual or gender-based verbal, written, online, and/or physical conduct.Examples of this harassment include, and are not limited to: 

  • Persistent requests for a date
  • Unwelcome requests for sexual favors or acts
  • Continued expression of sexual interest after being informed that the interest is unwelcome
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Posters, photos, cartoons in the workplace or public place that are demeaning or offensive
  • Unwelcome visual contact, such as leering or staring at another person
  • Comments or statements that are demeaning humiliating, suggestive, insulting, vulgar, or lewd
  • Failure to provide assistance that is usual under same or similar circumstances
  • Retaliation, retribution, or reprisals in any form or manner for complaints about harassment or requests that harassing conducts stop, or for assisting a person with a complaint of harassment
  • Physical interference with job performance
  • Preferential treatment for submitting to sexual conduct
  • Harassment by non-employees such as visitors or vendors

 

Who is covered by the College's Sexual Harassment Policy?

The policy applies to all employees and students at all times and places in any connection to the institution. This policy also applies to those who do business here. Compliance with this policy is a term and condition of employment with this institution.

 

Mandated Reporting

All College employees who are aware of or witness discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation are required to promptly report to their supervisor, Human Resources or Campus Security.  Any student who is aware of or who witnesses discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation is encouraged to promptly report to a member of faculty, Human Resources, Campus Security or the Dean of Student Development & Community Engagement.  All initial contacts will be treated with the maximum possible privacy: specific information on any complaint received by any party will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, but, subject to the College's obligation to investigate and redress violations, every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the privacy of those initiating a report of a complaint. In all cases, the College will give consideration to the complainant with respect to how the complaint is pursued but reserves the right, when necessary to protect the community, to investigate and pursue a resolution when an alleged victim chooses not to initiate or participate in a formal complaint.

 

Retaliation

The College strictly prohibits retaliation against any person for filing a complaint about harassment, for making a request that harassing conduct stop, or for assisting a person with a harassment complaint.