N-3-0 Introduction - COCC's Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating violence, and Stalking Procedures

The definition for sexual harassment under Title IX (N-2-0) is limited in scope and as such, COCC adopted a process for sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking that aligns with state of Oregon law. This section describes the process used should a report not fall within the jurisdiction of or standards associated with Title IX.

Under Oregon law, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct where such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that is has the effect, intended or unintended, of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or it has created an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment and would have such an effects on a reasonable person. This includes sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (see G-28-0-2 definitions of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking). Sexual harassment may happen between individuals of the same or different genders and may be based on gender stereotypes, sexual orientation and gender identity. It may occur between COCC parties at either on- or off-campus location(s).

Please see the definition of terms (section G-28-0.2) for the terms used in this section.