Student Handbook 2020-2021

Gender-Sexual Harassment (Title IX) Complaints

It is the purpose of this procedure to ensure that all students and employees within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) shall be provided an environment free of unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), discrimination, and retaliation.

All students and employees are expressly prohibited from engaging in any form of unlawful harassing, discriminating, intimidating or retaliatory behavior or conduct (“prohibited conduct”) in all interactions with each other, whether or not the interaction occurs during class or on or off campus. Visitors to campuses also shall not engage in prohibited conduct and may be barred from campus for such prohibited conduct. Allegations of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, occurring at clinical sites to which students are assigned shall be investigated in accordance with this procedure.

Any student or employee who has engaged in prohibited conduct will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or dismissal. Nothing in this procedure shall be interpreted to interfere with any person’s right to free speech as provided by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

All students are encouraged to report any prohibited conduct. Reports will be treated in an expeditious and confidential manner. TCSG will not tolerate retaliation for having filed a good faith harassment and/or discrimination complaint or for having provided any information in an investigation. Any individual who retaliates against a complainant or witness in an investigation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion or dismissal.

Any student who alleges a violation of sexual harassment shall notify the college’s Title IX Coordinator following the alleged incident. The complaint must be in writing, signed by the complainant, and shall contain a brief description of the alleged violation. 

More information about GNTC’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies can be found in the GNTC Student Handbook by clicking here, and in the TCSG State Board Policies and TCSG Procedures Manual by clicking here.

Please submit any sexual harassment/gender discrimination complaint in writing to the following Title IX coordinator:

Jan Lanier
Title IX/Equity Coordinator
Floyd County Campus, Room A-127C
One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161
jlanier@gntc.edu 
706-295-6908