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.
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:
- any instance of quid pro quo harassment by a school's employee;
- any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access;
- 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.
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:
Equal Opportunity & Title IX Regional Director
2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Reports can be submitted by email or in person:
- Submit an online Discrimination or Harassment Form.
- Download the printable Discrimination Complaint Form for Students.
Find more information about Title IX.