Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

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Title IX is a Federal civil rights law passed in 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX provides protection from all forms of sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender-based discrimination that limits a student's ability to participate in educational programs and activities from any educational institution receiving federal funding.

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681(a))

In accordance with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act, Cerro Coso Community College provides services and benefits to students regardless of race, color, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, and/or physical or mental disability. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to administration and participation in vocational education programs. (Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.) All persons have the right to seek admission to and complete an educational program at Cerro Coso Community College. Interference with students' access and successful completion of their education by any person through unlawful discriminatory conduct will not be tolerated. The college will initiate disciplinary action against persons found to have interfered with a student's education through any means of illegal or immoral intimidation.

Sean Hancock, President, Cerro Coso Community College


Understanding Title IX - Key Definitions

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