HR-17-1 Introduction

COCC's nondiscrimination, sexual misconduct/sexual violence and sexual harassment policies allow community members, employees, students and applicants for admission or employment to address any concerns associated with these policies as protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. Members of the college community who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory or sexual harassment and sexual misconduct/sexual violence are urged to contact the College's Title IX Officer (via Human Resources, 541.383.7216), Director of Student Life (Coats Campus Center, 541.383.7590), or Campus Public Safety (541.383.7272) to facilitate resolution of such concerns; individuals may also choose to complete an Incident Report Form, which will be reviewed by the College's Title IX Officer in accordance with the Reporting and Investigation Process listed below.

Additionally, at any time during the process, individuals have a legal right to pursue their concerns through outside channels. See the Section V, Outside Avenues, for specific information related to filing complaints with external agencies or attorneys.

The following outlines the process and timeline associated with discrimination, discriminatory or sexual harassment and sexual misconduct/sexual violence investigations, noting that certain circumstances may require that the timeline be extended; in such situations, the College will make a reasonable effort to notify all affected parties. This process applies for students and employees.