Policy No. 7:02:00:00

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Cleveland, Tennessee

SUBJECT: Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct

  1. General Policy
    It is the  intent of Cleveland  State Community College that  the institution shall fully comply  with  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, §485(f) of the HEA, as amended  by §304 of the  Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, the regulations implementing these  Acts found  at 34 CFR §668.41, §668.46, and Appendix A to Subpart D of Part 668; and Sections 799A and 845 of the  Public Health Service Act and Regulations issued pursuant  thereto found  at 45 CFR Parts 83 and 86. The policies in this area are adopted to address such compliance.
  2. Definitions
    For purposes of this policy area the following definitions shall apply:
    1. Sex Discrimination is treating someone less favorably because of that person's sex, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
    2.  Sexual   Harassment is conduct based on a person's sex, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression that:
      1. Adversely affects a term or condition of an individual's employment, education, participation in an institution's activities or living environment;
      2. Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating,  hostile, offensive or abusive environment of the individual; or
      3. Is used as a basis for or a factor in decisions that tangibly affect that individual's employment, education, participation in an institution's activities or living environment.
    3. Sexual Misconduct for purposes of this policy area includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as they are defined  in TBR Policy 6:02:00:00.
  3. Applicable Policies and Procedures
    Complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment by or against students, faculty or staff shall be governed by Cleveland State Community College Policy 7:02:00:00, TBR Policy 7:02:00:00 and TBR Guideline P-080.   Complaints of sexual misconduct shall be governed by Cleveland State Community College Policy 7:03:00:00 and TBR Policy 7:03:00:00.