Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law prohibits discrimination based on sex (gender) in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states:
“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 program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Consistent with Title IX, OCCC does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its benefits, programs or activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and by College Policy No. 1012.
OCCC is committed to prompt response to reports of sexual harassment as part of its effort to stop the harassment and prevent its recurrence. Any individual (student, faculty, staff, or visitor) who has questions or concerns regarding possible sexual harassment should contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or file a report online.