About Title IX

About Title IX

Title IX is a groundbreaking statute intended to end sex discrimination in education.Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”.

The SC Technical College System is committed to creating safe environments that are free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Click on the link below to access the SC Technical College System Student Code Procedure for Addressing Alleged Acts of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.

SC Technical College System Student Code Procedure for Addressing Alleged Acts of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

 

Examples of the types of conduct that violates Title IX include, but are not limited to:

  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Sexual language, jokes, comments and/or innuendos
  • Sexually explicit questions
  • Requests for sexual favors or continued expression of sexual interest after being informed that the interest is unwelcome
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing
  • Comments or statements that are demeaning, humiliating, suggestive, insulting, vulgar, crude, or lewd
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc.
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content
  • Stalking a person
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence
  • Unwelcome visual contact, such as leering or staring at another person
  • Preferential treatment or promise of preferential treatment for submitting to sexual conduct
  • retaliation, retribution, or reprisals in any form or manner for complaints about harassment or requests that harassing conducts stop, or for assisting a person with a complaint of harassment
  • Physical interference with job performance
  • Preferential treatment for submitting to sexual conduct