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Title IX - Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy

The policy of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of sexual violence, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting Sexual Harassment as prohibited by state and federal law. Discrimination under this Policy is an unequal treatment of a student based on the student’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This Policy prohibits Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in any college education program or activity, which means all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic and other programs.

Sexual Harassment

The 2020 Title IX Regulations define sexual harassment broadly to include any of three types of misconduct that—on the basis of sex—jeopardize the equal access to education and the educational programs/activities that Title IX is designed to protect. These three types of misconduct are:

  1. any instance of quid pro quo harassment by a school's employee;
  2. any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access;
  3. any instance of sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). For definitions of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, please see the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy.

Reporting

If you have experienced or witnessed an act of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence, you are encouraged to report the incident to your college's Title IX/504 Coordinator. The Title IX/504 coordinator will accept reports of misconduct, conduct fact-finding investigations, and implement administrative sanctions for misconduct committed by students and employees. 

GCC’s Title IX/504 Coordinator is:
Damita Kaloostian
Administration Building, A-108
(623) 845-3053
damita.kaloostian@gccaz.edu 

Reports can be submitted by email or in person: 

Find more information about Title IX.

Immediate Assistance

If you are in an emergency situation, make sure you are in a safe place and call 911. For non-emergencies, contact GCC’s Title IX/504 CoordinatorCollege Police, or local law enforcement.