I. Notice of Coordination with Non-Discrimination Policy & Notice of Non-Discrimination
TCCD recognizes that it is important to coordinate this protocol with existing District policies related to harassment and discrimination knowing that harassment related to an individual's sex, sexual orientation, or gender expression can occur in conjunction with misconduct and harassment related to a person's race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, pregnancy or parenting status, disability, or other protected status. Therefore, when a report is made that alleges both harassment and discrimination based on sex as well as an allegation of some other form of discrimination, the District will work to use all relevant policies respectively to address the complaints and will coordinate the investigation and resolution efforts.
TCCD is committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination for everyone and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational, employment, athletic, or extracurricular activity. Sexual misconduct, as described in this protocol, is a form of sexual harassment, which is a form of discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
For the full District policy:
- Governing resolution of employee complaints: Policies DGBA(Local) and Interim Title IX Policy and Procedure.
- Addressing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation involving District employees: Interim Title IX Policy and Procedure.
- Governing resolution of student reports regarding sexual misconduct including: Sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender-based misconduct and retaliation, see Interim Title IX Policy and Procedure.
- Addressing discrimination, harassment and retaliation involving race, color, national origin, religion, or disability, District students students: Policy FFDB(Local).
Other Misconduct Offenses
Will Fall Under Title IX when Gender-based
- Threatening or causing physical harm, extreme verbal abuse, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
- Discrimination, defined as actions that deprive other members of the community of educational or employment access, benefits or opportunities on the basis of gender.
- Intimidation, defined as implied threats or acts that cause an unreasonable fear of harm in another.
- Hazing means any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include other students. [as defined further in FLBC(Legal)].
- Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on District property, at a College District-sponsored or College District-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District [as defined further in FFE(Local)].
Updated September 21, 2021