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Title IX of the Education Amendment

Title IX of the Education Amendment and JCC policy prohibits discrimination in the provision of services or benefits offered by JCC based upon gender. Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence.

As defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Civil Rights Department of Education, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

The following are examples of types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment:

  • Inappropriate touching, patting, or pinching 
  • Physical assault or coerced sexual activity 
  • Demands or subtle pressure for sexual favors 
  • Obscene phone calls, email, or gestures 

Any person (student, faculty, or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss their concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with JCC’s Title IX coordinator.

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