Prohibition on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation
Applies to: Faculty, Staff and Students
Washington State Community College is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all people at the College.
Consistent with state and federal law, and College procedures and guidelines adopted by the College's President, the College prohibits acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, and retaliation based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Furthermore, consistent with state and federal law, and College procedures and guidelines adopted by the College's President, reasonable accommodation will be provided to persons with disabilities.
The Board directs the College's President to develop procedures and guidelines (applicable to Faculty, Staff, and Students) appropriate for implementation of this policy. The President shall also ensure compliance with this policy and its implementing procedures in all actions.
All complaints or any concerns about conduct that may violate this policy and retaliation should be filed with the College's Title IX Coordinator ("EO"):
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, August 17th, 2015.