Title IX: Information on Sexual Harassment Title IX: Information on Sexual Harassment

Title IX: Information on Sexual Harassment

Students at Frederick Community College have the right to a learning and working environment that is free from sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment, and that respects and protects the dignity and value of every member of the College community.

Title IX sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited by federal and state discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and is strictly prohibited by FCC.

Title IX violations include (but are not limited to):

  • repeated, unwanted sexual advances
  • sexual advances made as a condition of an employment or academic decision
  • repeated inappropriate remarks, jokes, innuendo or comments about sex or gender-specific traits
  • disparate treatment based on gender
  • sexual harassment that substantially interferes with the work or learning environment
  • stalking

Locations this policy applies:
  • on campus
  • on school-sponsored trips, including during travel and at the destination
  • at athletic events
  • with student clubs

This Policy and Procedures applies to all members of the College community. Sexual harassment can be committed by a person of any sex or gender identification, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex or gender identification. The full text of the FCC Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures can be found here.

Prohibition Against Retaliation
Frederick Community College has a strong prohibition against retaliation.  The College does not tolerate acts of retaliation against anyone for engaging in filing a complaint or participating in an investigation.

Contact the Interim Vice President of Student Affairs for additional information or assistance.



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