Title IX at Big Bend Community College

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Have you experienced sexual misconduct or gender-based incident?

Our first concern is to provide immediate support to ensure your safety and well-being.

Follow these steps if you believe you may have been involved in sexual misconduct or gender-based incident:

  • Call 911 in the case of an emergency.
  • Report the incident using the REPORT IT LINK on the BBCC Website
  • Review the Title IX Reporting Flowchart
  • Review Information for Victims

When making a report please be aware of confidentiality:

College employees, except those statutorily barred from doing so, have a duty to immediately report possible Title IX violations to the Title IX Coordinator.

If you have confidentiality concerns, ask the Title IX Coordinator if you can speak with someone who can maintain confidentiality. If you would like to consult with someone outside the campus who can maintain confidentiality, contact New Hope, 24 hours a day, at 1-888-560-6027.

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) recognizes its responsibilities pursuant to state and federal law, rules, and regulations including the responsibility for investigation, resolution, implementation of corrective measures, and monitoring the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation consistent with these provisions.

BBCC is committed to provide equal opportunities in employment and education and to provide a work and academic environment that is free from conduct or behaviors that constitute discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and/or retaliation by or against its employees, students, guests, trustees, visitors and contractors.

 

Reportable Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Offenses

Includes, but not limited to:

  • Discrimination on the basis of sex.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Sexual violence/sexual assault.
  • Sexual exploitation.
  • Unwelcome sexual conduct.
  • Unwelcome sexual advances or propositions that interfere with a student’s education or person’s employment.
  • Using electronic devices or technology (e.g., cell phone, camera, email, Internet sites or social networks) to record or transmit nudity or sexual acts without a person’s knowledge and/or permission.
  • Committing violence within a relationship (domestic violence or intimate partner violence)
  • Excessive unwanted and persistent attention on a regular basis either with electronic devices or in person or other means (stalking).
  • Intentionally observing nudity or sexual acts of another person without the person’s knowledge or permission (voyeurism).
  • Unwanted touching of the genitals, buttocks, or breasts that is intentional or other unwanted touching or groping.
  • Forcing/coercing someone to touch you or someone else in a sexual manner.
  • Threatening to sexually harm someone.
  • Initiating sexual activity with a person who is incapacitated and unable to provide consent due to alcohol and/or drug consumption or other condition.
  • Inducing incapacitation for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
  • Ignoring a sexual limit that has been communicated.
  • Coercing or intimidating someone into sexual behavior.
  • Sexual assault, including unwanted penetration of an orifice (anal, vaginal, oral) with the penis, finger or objects.

Contact  the Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX /Equal Opportunity (EO) Coordinator can address faculty, staff, and student concerns related to sexual harassment, sexual assault and other actions that fall within the college’ obligations under Title IX.

Kimberly Garza, Vice-President of Human Resources & Labor
Title IX Coordinator
Building 1400, Second Floor Room 1449
509.793.2010
kimg@bigbend.edu

 

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