Title IX & Discrimination Policy & Procedure
Everett Community College's Title IX policy and procedure can be found in the Student Code of Conduct as well as on the Policy & Procedure webpage. Community members are encouraged to review the campus Civility Statement while reviewing the Title IX policy and procedure.
The Title IX Policy is currently titled, "Equal Opportunity/Title IX Policy" and doubles as our nondiscrimination statement. As it pertains to Title IX specifically, Everett Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, or status as a veteran of war as required by law. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment.
The Title IX Procedure is currently titled, "Equal Opportunity - Title IX Procedure" and outlines the process the college uses when a Title IX complaint is reported.
Equal Opportunity & Title IX Policy & Procedure Update
The Student Code of Conduct is currently under revision, including the non-discrimination statement and Title IX policy and procedure, with a projected implementation date of October 2017. These edits began with updates to the campus Equal Opportunity and Title IX policy and procedure and have evolved to include the entire Student Code of Conduct. In December 2016, there was a Washington State court case that changed how the Administrative Procedural Act (APA) law is interpreted. This new interpretation of the law helps to ensure the due process rights of students who move through conduct proceedings. With this change, our Student Code of Conduct needs to be updated. Regarding Title IX, the current policy has been updated to comply with the new state APA requirements as well as federal regulations as issued from the Office of Civil Rights. Since 2011 the Office of Civil Rights has issued guidance documents for institutions of education to promote transparency and equity; the updated policy and procedure reflect those core changes. Please feel free to view the draft. Student Code of Conduct Handbook Draft