Title IX Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

New Title IX regulations from the Department of Education take effect today. These regulations change the way educational institutions across the country address sexual misconduct occurring on our campuses. What has not changed at Shoreline Community College is our commitment to creating a space where all members of our community can learn, work and thrive in an environment free from the devastating impact of sexual discrimination and sexual violence in all its forms.

To comply with new requirements under Title IX, Shoreline has made changes to existing policy and procedures and implemented two new procedures under Policy 4113 – Discrimination, Harassment & Title IX Compliance. The changes are as follows:

  • NEW – Title IX Grievance Procedure: new procedure establishes the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct that fall within the jurisdiction of Title IX.
  • NEW – Title IX Employee Disciplinary Hearing Procedure: new procedure establishes the hearing process for Title IX cases in which the Respondent is an employee of the College.
  • REVISED – Policy and Procedure 5030 – Student Conduct: new Supplemental Title IX Student Conduct Procedure establishes rules for responding to reports of sexual misconduct that fall within the jurisdiction of Title IX.
  • REVISED – Discrimination and Harassment Grievance Procedure – Non-Title IX: updated procedure establishes the College’s response to reports of discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, that fall outside the jurisdiction of Title IX.

The updated policy and procedures are available on the Policies and Procedures page.

Look for opportunities in the coming weeks to learn more about the new Title IX regulations and what the changes will mean to our community, including:

  • Opening Week Presentation and Q&A sessions on the new regulations
  • Updated online training and live training sessions for employees and students. For more information about employee training, please see the Employee Training Page.
  • A quarterly newsletter providing news and information on Title IX, workplace discrimination and related topics.

If you have questions or concerns related to Title IX or discrimination, please feel free to contact Title IX/EEO Coordinator Tricia Lovely at TitleIXCoordinator@shoreline.edu or eeocoordinator@shoreline.edu.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: