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

09:00:00 Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct


Revision Responsibility: Vice President of Student Affairs
Responsible Executive Officer: Vice President of Student Affairs

Purpose

It is the intent of Walters State Community College as a Tennessee Board of Regents institution to fully comply with Title IX of the Educational 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.


Policy

Definitions
For purposes of this policy area the following definitions shall apply:
 

  1. Sex Discrimination
    As defined in WSCC Policy 09:01:00  is treating someone less favorably because of that person’s sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.
     
  2. Sexual Harassment
    as defined in WSCC Policy 09:02:00  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 WSCC Policy 09:03:00 . 01/15; 05/16