Feb 18, 2020  
Policies and Procedures Manual 
    
Policies and Procedures Manual

09:01:00 Sex Discrimination


Revision Responsibility: Vice President of Student Affairs/ Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Responsible Executive Officer: Vice President of Student Affairs/ Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Purpose

It is the intent Walters State Community College as a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents to fully comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 799A  and 845 of the Public Health Service Act and Regulations issued pursuant thereto (45 C.F.R. Parts 83 and 86). The following policy and procedures are adopted by the Board to assist the institutions in such compliance.


Policy

I. Sex Discrimination

  1. It is the policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents that, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, and Regulations adopted pursuant thereto, no institution shall discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities of the institution, including health-related training programs. Determination of gender will be through self-declaration.
     
  2. Walters State shall ensure that equal opportunity and nondiscrimination exist on the basis of sex for students in all education programs and activities, including but not limited to, the following:
     
    1. Recruitment and admission;
       
    2. Academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, health-related training, and other education programs;
       
    3. Rules on student life activities;
       
    4. Facilities;
       
    5. Access to course offerings;
       
    6. Counseling;
       
    7. Financial assistance;
       
    8. Employment assistance;
       
    9. Health and insurance benefits and services;
       
    10. Rules on marital or parental status; and
       
    11. Athletics.
       
  3. In addition, in conjunction with Board Policy No. 5:01:02:00, this Walters State policy ensures that no person, on the basis of sex, is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in employment under any education program or activity.
     
  4. Nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:
     
    1. Employment criteria;
       
    2. Recruitment and hiring;
       
    3. Promotion, tenure, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, nepotism policies, and rehiring;
       
    4. Compensation;
       
    5. Job assignments, classifications, and descriptions, lines of progression and seniority lists;
       
    6. Leave;
       
    7. Fringe benefits; and
       
    8. All other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

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