Students of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) are afforded certain protections under Title IX. Here is what you should know about your protections under Title IX:
- Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
- Title IX does not apply just to female students, but to all students.
- MCCCD must be proactive in ensuring that your campus is free of sex discrimination.
- MCCCD must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence.
- MCCCD should ensure that you do not have to share spaces - such as dorms, classes, and campus jobs - with your assailant if you are a victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence.
- MCCCD may not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must keep a victim safe from other retaliatory harassment or behavior.
- MCCCD can issue a non-contact directive under Title IX to prevent the accused student from approaching or interacting with you.
- In cases of sexual violence, MCCCD is prohibited from encouraging or allowing mediation (rather than a formal hearing) of the complaint.
- MCCCD cannot discourage you from continuing your education.
If you are a victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence, or if you have been accused of commiting an act(s) of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence, you are afforded additional rights.