Title IX - College Statement
Rose State College (College) is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and, therefore, forbids discrimination against any employee, student or applicant for employment on the basis of gender. Furthermore, the College condemns the sexual misconduct, sex discrimination and/or unlawful harassment of students, faculty and staff, to include:
- Domestic Violence;
- Dating Violence;
- Sexual Assault;
- Sexual Harassment; and/or
- Any other form of sexual misconduct as defined by law and available at www.oscn.net.
Since some members of the College community hold positions of authority that may involve the legitimate exercise of power over others, they have the responsibility to be sensitive to that power. Faculty and supervisors in particular, in their relationships with students and subordinates, need to be aware of potential conflicts of interest and the possible compromise of their valuative capacity. Because there is an inherent power difference in these relationships, the potential exists for the less powerful person to perceive a coercive element in suggestions regarding activities outside those appropriate to the professional relationship. The responsibility of faculty and supervisors is to behave in such a manner that their words or actions cannot reasonably be perceived as sexually coercive, abusive or exploitive.
Employees or agents who (a) supervise other employees, contractors or agents; (b) teach or advise students; or (c) have management authority related to a College sponsored activity, student program or activity are required to:
- Engage in appropriate measures to prevent violations of this policy; and
- Promptly notify the Human Resources/Affirmative Action Office after being informed of or having a reasonable basis to suspect a policy violation. In instances where the supervisor has taken independent action, the supervisor shall notify the Human Resources/Affirmative Action Office as soon as possible after taking such action. Additionally, any action taken may not disadvantage the complaining party.
The College is committed to providing an environment of study and work free from sexual misconduct, sex discrimination and unlawful harassment and to ensuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding sexual misconduct, sex discrimination and unlawful harassment.