Seattle Colleges recognizes that everyone plays a role to ensure we create and maintain an environment where students and employees are free of harassment and discrimination.
We all must:
- Work together to prevent any occurrence of harassment or discrimination.
- End harassment and discrimination if it occurs.
- Remedy the effects of discrimination and harassment on the victim and on the community.
Achieving a safe and inclusive work environment
To encourage, assist, and facilitate a working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination, Seattle Colleges:
- Created Policy 419 and Procedure 419 to define the process for investigating and responding to reports of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The policy requires that all faculty and staff report sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator.
- Identified a Title IX/EEO coordinator at each college and at the district. Their role is to ensure investigations are conducted in a proper and timely manner.
- Created an online incident reporting system called Maxient where anyone can report instances of sexual harassment and discrimination.
- Is distributing harassment and discrimination prevention collateral with clearly defined expectations for employees and students.
Title IX: 20 U.S.C. §1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106
“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”