Title IX at TCC
The District prohibits all forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence (nonconsensual sexual contact and nonconsensual sexual intercourse), sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and aiding or facilitating the commission of a violation of this policy.
The District also prohibits hostile environment harassment, which includes acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or gender.
Sexual and gender-based misconduct can occur between people of different sex or gender or of the same sex or gender.
Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.
Discrimination against a student is defined as conduct directed at a student on the basis of sex that adversely affects the student. See the interim Title IX Policy and Procedure.
- Interim Title IX Policy and Procedure addresses complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation targeting students, including claims against other students, employees, and third parties.
- FA (Legal) is legally referenced material relating to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Discrimination against an employee is defined as conduct directed at an employee on the basis of sex or gender that adversely affects the employee's employment. See interim Title IX Policy and Procedure.
An employee who believes that he or she has experienced prohibited conduct or believes that another employee has experienced prohibited conduct should immediately report the alleged acts. The employee may report the alleged acts to his or her immediate supervisor.
Alternatively, the employee may report the alleged acts to one of the District officials below. For the purposes of this policy, District officials are the Title IX coordinator and the coordinator for reports of all other forms of discriminatory harassment and/or retaliation.
The District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any employee on the basis of sex or gender. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy.
Employee Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Misconduct
Effective September 1, 2019, Texas law (SB 212) requires employees of Texas public institutions of higher education, including Tarrant County College employees, to report observed incidents or credible information reasonably believed to be:
- Sexual harassment,
- Sexual assault,
- Dating violence, or
against a student or employee.
They must promptly report the incident to the College's Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Learn more about Employee Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Misconduct.
- DAA (Legal) is legally referenced material relating to employee complaints of sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation.
- DIAA (Legal) addresses sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and retaliation targeting employees.
- Interim Title IX Policy and Procedure addresses employee complaints of sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation.
Updated August 31, 2020