Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal assistance. Title IX covers education programs and activities that include buildings owned by or controlled by any student organization that is officially recognized by a postsecondary institution, but are not limited to on campus situations, it also includes locations and events where the College exercises substantial control over the context of the alleged harassment and the person
accused of committing sexual harassment. The types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, failure to provide equal opportunity in courses and programs, and discrimination based on pregnancy. Chatfield College recognizes all forms of discrimination based on sex, specifically sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, which includes domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (terms are defined under other Federal laws called the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act).

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