Title IX, Sexual Misconduct, and Gender Based Incidents
Seattle Colleges recognizes that everyone plays a role in ensuring we create and maintain an environment where students and employees are free of harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
We all must:
- Work together to prevent any occurrence of harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
- End harassment and discrimination and bullying if it occurs.
- Remedy the effects of discrimination, harassment, and bullying on the victim and the community.
Seattle Colleges District VI is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability.
In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges District is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying.
Achieving a Safe and Inclusive Work Environment
To encourage, assist, and facilitate a working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination, Seattle Colleges:
- Created Policy 283: Title IX Sexual Harassment and Procedure 283: Title IX Grievance Procedure to define the process for investigating and responding to reports of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The policy requires that all faculty and staff report sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator.
- Identified a Title IX/EEO Coordinator at each college and at the district. Their role is to ensure investigations are conducted in a proper and timely manner.
- Created an online incident reporting system called Maxient, where anyone can report instances of sexual harassment and discrimination.
- Is distributing harassment and discrimination prevention collateral with clearly defined expectations for employees and students.