Salish Kootenai College (SKC) will address all incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment reported to the SKC Title IX Coordinator in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Clery Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended.
This policy informs all prospective students, current students, and SKC employees of college policies and procedures regarding sex discrimination and sexual harassment to which students, members of the faculty, and non-faculty personnel are expected to adhere during their time at SKC. In addition, comprehensive information is provided regarding the reporting of sex discrimination and sexual harassment and avenues to seek immediate assistance.
Scope of Policy:
SKC must respond when sex discrimination and harassment occurs in the school’s education program or activity, against a person in the United States. Education program or activity includes locations, events, or circumstances over which the school exercised substantial control over both the respondent and the context in which the discrimination or harassment occurred, and also includes any building owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by a postsecondary institution. Title IX applies to all of a school’s education programs or activities, whether such programs or activities occur on-campus or off-campus, including online instruction.
Salish Kootenai College seeks to create a positive educational environment on and off campus through our academic programs, services, activities, policies and procedures aimed at providing protection against sex discrimination and harassment. To that end, SKC condemns discrimination in its education programs and activities based on sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Notice of a sex discrimination or sexual harassment incident to the SKC Title IX Coordinator charges SKC with actual knowledge and triggers SKC’s response obligations as described in the institutional action section.
Compliance with this policy does not constitute a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For the purpose of this policy, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only the institution’s final determination with respect to the alleged sex discrimination or sexual harassment offense and any sanction that is imposed against the respondent. This policy also applies to retaliation by SKC or any person against any other person when for the purpose of interfering with Title IX rights, or because the person has participated or refused to participate in any manner in a proceeding under Title IX that is prohibited.