What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded educational programs. The law states that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
What is Sex Based Discrimination?
Under Title IX, sex based discrimination includes sexual harassment, gender based harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.
Columbia Basin College defines sexual harassment as a form of discrimination consisting of unwelcome, gender-based verbal, written, electronic and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's gender.
Columbia Basin College has a policy on non-discrimination and harassment that protects the rights and dignity of each individual in the College community and can be viewed here.
Examples of conduct that may qualify as sexual harassment include:
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