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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Notice of Non-Discrimination

“RCC does not engage in discrimination or harassment, or tolerate discrimination or harassment, against any person because of the following protected categories: race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation including gender identity, arrest record status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.”

- RCC’s Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence

Title IX

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that requires colleges to take steps to prevent and address sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence. 

RCC is committed to the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community members; and takes its responsibility to provide an educational environment free from discrimination and harassment very seriously.

RCC is committed to ensure that its learning and working environments are free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. Therefore, it is a violation of College policy for any employee, student or third-party at RCC to engage in discrimination, harassment, or violence.

RCC has a zero tolerance for sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, dating violence and workplace violence. Anyone found participating in any of these activities will be subject to disciplinary action and prosecuted in accordance with RCC policies and procedures as well as Oregon state laws.

RCC’s Title IX policy provides remedies to members of the RCC community who have been the victim of discrimination, harassment or assault. 

Title IX coordinators are responsible for managing and coordinating efforts to prevent and address sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual violence.  RCC has designated the following individuals as Title IX Coordinators:

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
Sara Moye
Director of Human Resources

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Chauncey Kieley
Compliance Coordinator

Lead Title IX Coordinator
Curtis Sommerfeld
Vice President of College Services


RCC will strive to maintain confidentiality to the greatest extent possible and information will be protected to the extent permitted by law.  You should know that confidentiality can only be respected insofar as it does not interfere with RCC's obligation to investigate alleged or suspected sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or violence and to take corrective action. 

However, information disclosed to an RCC Counselor during the course of a counseling session is completely confidential*.  While you, as a member of the RCC community, may have an established relationship with a staff or faculty member you should know that that individual may not be able to maintain confidentiality.


*Counselors are required to report information on elder abuse, child abuse, or if someone is a threat to themselves or others.


RCC strictly prohibits any retaliatory conduct based on an individual’s filing or perceived filing of any form of complaint related to discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence.  Any retaliatory conduct is considered to be further misconduct and may increase sanctions or provide a basis for sanctions against any member of the RCC community.