James Sprunt Community College Title IX Policy
James Sprunt Community College strives to make its campus safe and welcoming learning environments. Pursuant to the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, the Campus SaVE Act and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the College hereby adopts these procedures when investigating, disciplining and educating the College community about sexual harassment and sexual-based violence.
Also, pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the College prohibits discrimination in its services and programs based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status.
The College is committed to responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. The College responds to reports of sexual harassment including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the harassment and prevent its recurrence of possible sex discrimination. An individual who has questions or concerns regarding possible discrimination based on sex should contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is located at the end of this document.
All members of the College community are expected to engage in conduct that contributes to the culture of integrity and honor upon which James Sprunt Community College is grounded. Acts of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating, violence, domestic violence and stalking, jeopardize the health and welfare of our campus community and the larger community as a whole.
The College has established procedures for preventing and investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking that are compliant with Title IX federal regulations.
Reports regarding an alleged violation of Title IX, including those taking place off campus, such as sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking; sexual misconduct incidents involving minors, guests and third party users; and any allegation of inequity in educational programs and activities should be reported to any College responsible employee and communicated to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Campus Security Reporting
James Sprunt Community College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the College’s community and visitors. The College shall comply with the Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990, as amended by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information on crime statistics is available on the JSCC website as reported to the U. S. Department of Education (See the Director of Public Safety for additional information on crime statistics).
The health and safety of every student at James Sprunt Community College is of utmost importance. The College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. The College strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to College officials. The College may also offer amnesty or leniency to the alleged victim or reporting witness with respect to other violations of College policy which may be disclosed as a result of such reports, depending on the circumstances involved. A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to James Sprunt Community College officials or law enforcement will not be subject to James Sprunt Community College’s Code of Conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.
The Title IX Coordinator ensures that the report is addressed through the identified resolution procedures and policies and that the incident is resolved in a timely, fair, and impartial manner. Reports are examined based on the policies and procedures of the College where compliance with Title IX is of the utmost importance.
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act requires colleges to provide sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sexual discrimination prevention education for students and employees annually.
All new students and all employees shall be required to participate in specific training for prevention and awareness and that promotes awareness of discrimination, harassment and sexual-based violence. This program will be held annually at the beginning of each fall semester.