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Harassment in the Learning Environment and Workplace

Cleveland Community College, consistent with its efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the College community, seeks to create and maintain a learning environment and workplace free of all forms of intimidation, hostility, offensive behavior, and discrimination, including sexual harassment.

The College does not practice or condone harassment of any employee or student based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status or other legally protected status in administration of employment or educational policies. Harassment based on these factors is a form of discrimination and violates the law and College policy.

Harassment is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Students or employees found in violation shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion from the College, or termination of employment.

Harassment is based on individual perceptions and depends on how the person being harassed is affected – not the harasser’s intent. Harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct that is unwarranted or offensive to the individual; or makes the individual feel uncomfortable or threatened; or negatively affects the job or classroom performance of the individual.

Inquiries or complaints concerning Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq. (Title IX) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, or any other Federal non-discrimination legislation should be referred to one of the following:

Employment Applicants or Current Employees:

Human Resources & Safety Manager

Prospective or Current Students:

Vice President, Student Services