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Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy

TMCC Policy and Statement Regarding Title IX

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing places of work and learning free of discrimination. Likewise, TMCC's policy regarding sexual discrimination and harassment represents our commitment to providing equal educational opportunity to all students.

  • See Also: Board of Regents Handbook (Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13): Policy Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment; Complaint Procedure

In compliance with federal law, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, it is TMCC's policy that no person shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity. Sex discrimination is illegal and prohibited in any education program or activity operated by TMCC.

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Examples of such prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual coercion;
  • Sexually explicit or gender related statements, jokes, comments, questions, innuendos, anecdotes, or gestures;
  • Uninvited touch, patting, hugging, or purposeful brushing against another person's body;
  • Remarks of a sexual nature about another person, body or clothing;
  • Use of electronic mail or computer dissemination of a sexual oriented or sex-based communications;
  • Sexual advances be it physical or not; request for sexual favors in exchange promised job or educations benefits;
  • Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, magazines, cartoons, or screen savers;
  • Or inquires, remarks, or discussions about an individual's sexual experiences or activities and other written or oral references to sexual conduct.

If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination or sexual violence you are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator, Veronica Fox or the Title IX Deputy, Kim Studebaker in the Human Resources Office.

Allegations of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment are taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly, thoroughly, impartially, and equitably in accordance with the NSHE Policy Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure (noted above). Where sexual discrimination or harassment is found to have occurred, TMCC will act to stop the discrimination or sexual harassment, to prevent its reoccurrence, and to remedy its effects.

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when filing a complaint of sexual discrimination or harassment; however, an individual's privacy will be protected to the extent reasonably possible.