Title IX Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some commonly asked questions regarding Title IX and sexual harassment, discrimination, and violence.

Will MCCCD blame me if I was drinking or on drugs at the time of an incident involving sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence?

No. Students will not be blamed if they are the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

No, it is not considered consent if the individual is under the influence of alcohol or drugs when they engage in any type of sexual activity.

No. See the definition of consent.

Yes. Sexual harassment, discrimination, and violence can happen between any combination of sexes, including but not limited to...

  • Male and female interactions
  • Male and male interactions
  • Female and female interactions

Yes. You are encouraged to report any alleged act of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence regardless of whether or not you can prove that the environment was hostile.

No. Individuals who file a report, experience, or witness an alleged act of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence are protected against retaliation. Read more here.