I. Purpose:

It is the purpose of this procedure to ensure that all students within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and its colleges are provided access to a safe educational environment free from any discrimination on the basis of sex. To that end, this procedure prohibits sex discrimination of any kind, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (“prohibited conduct”).  Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and stalking. 

All students and employees are expressly prohibited from engaging in any form of 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. 

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. 

TCSG strongly encourages all students and requires employees to report any instances of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct promptly and accurately. TCSG will not tolerate retaliation for having filed a good faith 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.  

Employee complaints of unlawful harassment or discrimination shall be conducted pursuant to the process outlined in the procedure governing Unlawful Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation in Employment.

 

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding harassment and nondiscrimination policies:

Report complaints concerning harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, religion, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law) to:

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

Report complaints concerning discrimination on the basis of disability to:

Kevan Watkins
Section 504 & ADA Coordinator
Floyd County Campus, Room A-127e
One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161
kwatkins@gntc.edu
706-295-6517