Title IX Policies and Procedures
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive 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 subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault.
- Sexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights
The State University of New York and Genesee Community College are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment.
- Sexual Violence Response Procedures
(See also Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources available from the State University of NY [SUNY].)
In accordance with the Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights, victims/survivors shall have the right to pursue a number of options in response to sexual violence.
- Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence
The State University of New York and Genesee Community College want the victim/survivor to get the information and support he/she needs regardless of whether he/she would like to move forward with a report of sexual violence to campus officials or to police. This document is aimed at helping the victim/survivor understand how confidentiality applies to different resources that may be available to them.
- SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Campus Climate Survey
Genesee Community College administered a campus climate survey in the spring of 2017, encouraging all students, faculty and staff to participate and provide their perspectives. The survey was intended to gather information about faculty and staff awareness of campus policies and resources and student experience with and knowledge of reporting and college adjudication process for sexual harassment, including sexual violence and other related crimes.
- Policy on Sexual Harassment
Genesee Community College operates under Executive Order #19 which was first issued 1983 and forbids Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Genesee Community College is committed to enforcing this Executive Order so that all employees may work in an environment that is free of discrimination.
- Non-Discrimination Policy
Genesee Community College is committed to ensuring equal employment and educational opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. This includes, but is not limited to, student admissions, counseling, housing, grading, financial aid, recruitment, application process, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, compensation, promotion, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment, educational status, and access to college programs and activities.
- Discrimination Complaint Procedures
Genesee Community College has adopted a complaint procedure for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of allegations of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.
- Crime Prevention and Reports
GCC offers a variety of programs to help students, faculty and staff stay safe. Those programs are outlined in detail in the Campus Crime Report. The campus also works with local law enforcement to keep the College community safe.
- Responsible Employees
Most employees at Genesee Community College are required to report information they encounter that could be considered sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or any other sex-based discrimination regardless of when or where the behavior occurred. This information identifies who is considered a responsible employee and the steps they must take if a Title IX incident is reported to them.
- Policy for Alcohol and/or Drug use Amnesty in Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Cases
The health and safety of every student at the State University of New York and its State-operated and community colleges is of utmost importance. Genesee Community College recognizes that students may be hesitant to report Title IX incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct.