Isothermal Community College

Learning College Manual

Student Services

Sexual Harassment-Student

Isothermal Community College is committed to providing and promoting an atmosphere in which students can engage fully in the learning process. Accordingly, sexual harassment by students is prohibited by this policy.

Sexual harassment is defined as deliberate, unsolicited, unwelcomed verbal and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature or with sexual implications. The definition does not include personal compliments welcomed by the recipient or relationships which are freely entered into by both parties.

Isothermal Community College endorses the following:

  1. It is against the policies of Isothermal Community College for any employee to sexually harass a student by (a) making unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature a condition of a student’s grade, progress, or recommendation or (b) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment by such conduct.
  2. It is against the policies of Isothermal Community College for any student to sexually harass another student or a college employee by (a) making unwelcomed sexual advances or by (b) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment by such conduct.

Sexual harassment shall be deemed a form of discrimination based on sex as prohibited by section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and North Carolina General Statute 126-16 (in the case of employees) and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1973 (in the case of students).

Isothermal Community College students who have a complaint or grievance regarding sexual harassment should contact the Dean of Student Services

Policy No: 601-02-05BP

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Adopted:  May 22, 1991
Amended:  July 20, 2006; January 28, 2009; June 29, 2010