Seattle College District Policy
TITLE: Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying
282.1: Discrimination and Harassment
The Seattle District College recognizes its responsibility to investigate, resolve, implement corrective measures, and monitor the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination and harassment on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, or presence of perceived or actual physical, sensory, or mental disability, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations.
To this end, the Seattle District College prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any student, employee, applicant, or visitor based on their membership in a legally protected class.
Employees and students found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or dismissal as a student from the College.
Seattle Colleges wants all members of the college community, including but not limited to employees, students, applicants, and visitors to learn and work in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behavior, including “cyber bullying,” as defined in Procedure 282.2. All members of the college community are responsible for contributing to such an environment and are expected to treat others with courtesy and respect. Bullying behavior by members of the college community is inconsistent with this goal and, therefore, prohibited.
This policy applies to conduct that occurs on college property or during any District-sponsored program or activity, including student housing. This Policy is not intended to limit freedom of speech, the exercise of academic freedom, or other conduct that is otherwise protected by law. Any members of the college community who believes that they have been the subject of bullying, as that term is defined in Seattle Colleges Procedure 282.2, should report the incident or incidents to their College Human Resources Director or Student Conduct Officer in a timely manner
The District will respond promptly to claims of bullying by members of the District community and will act to prevent, stop, remedy, and impose discipline for violations of this policy, up to and including termination of employment or dismissal from the District. Retaliation against an individual who has, in good faith, reported bullying and/or assisted in any process under this procedure, or attempted to do so, is prohibited.
Board of Trustees – Revision & Adoption History
Companion Document : Pro
Adoption Date : 2023/05/11
Revision Date : 0001/01/01