Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
No person in the United States, shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX is a civil rights law passed in 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in educational settings that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and other gender-based conduct violations are all considered discrimination, regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of the reporting party and the accused. Gender discrimination impacts a student’s or employee’s ability to fully benefit from the programs and services offered at John Tyler Community College.
JTCC is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
What is Sexual Misconduct?
Some examples include but are not limited to:
- Unwelcome physical contact, such as touching
- Persistent, unwelcome requests for a relationship or sexual contact
- Requests for romantic or sexual contact from someone who grades, advises or supervises you
- Unwelcome sexual remarks about a person’s clothing, body, sexuality or sexual orientation
- Sexual violence and sexual assault
- Using technology and/or social media to spread rumors, share compromising photos/videos, or make persistent unwelcome sexual advances
Prevention Education Offered at JTCC
Sexual Assault Information and Resources
Notification of Rights and Options
Title IX Contacts
Title IX Policy