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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Prohibition of Discrimination and Harassment

Rogue Community College (“RCC”) is committed to providing an academic and work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  This procedure defines discrimination and harassment on campus. Procedures for the investigation and resolution of reports of discrimination and harassment by or against any staff or faculty member, agent, or student within RCC are outlined in AP 3435 Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations.  Procedures related to Workplace Harassment are found in AP 3432.

This procedure and the related policies, procedures, and handbooks protect students, employees, unpaid interns, and volunteers in connection with all the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of RCC, whether those programs take place in the RCC’s facilities, an RCC vehicle, or at a class, training program, or activity sponsored by RCC at another location.  These policies and procedures also protect all students, employees, unpaid interns, and volunteers who are experiencing discrimination or harassment off campus where the off campus conduct is creating a hostile environment on campus or in any RCC program or activity.

AP 3430 Prohibition of Discrimination and Harassment

AP 3435 Discrimination and Harassment Reports and Investigations


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 seriously.

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

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

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

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:

Lead Title IX Coordinator
Amy Peterson
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator
Redwood Campus Bldg. M

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Sean Taggart
Director of Risk Management
Redwood Campus Bldg. C

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Chauncey Kieley
Compliance Coordinator
Riverside Campus G-223


Where the reporting party requests confidentiality or that RCC not conduct an investigation, RCC will take all reasonable steps to investigate while honoring the request.  Where the reporting party insists that RCC not disclose their name or other identifiable information to the alleged perpetrator, RCC will inform the reporting party that its ability to respond will be limited.  RCC will evaluate this request in the context of its responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all employees and students.  However, RCC will take steps to offer appropriate remedial measures to the reporting party. 

When weighing a request for confidentiality against the seriousness of the alleged harassment, the Director of Human Resources, Director of Risk Management, Risk Management Coordinator, or Compliance will consider following factors : whether there is an increased risk of the alleged perpetrator committing additional acts of sexual violence or other forms violence; whether there is an increased risk of future acts of sexual violence under similar circumstances; whether the sexual violence was perpetrated with a weapon; the age of the person subjected to the sexual violence; and whether RCC possess other means to obtain relevant evidence.

Students may discuss their report confidentially with an RCC Counselor who is generally not obligated to disclose the information. Professional, licensed, mental health counselors, who provide mental-health counseling to members of the RCC community, or interns, graduate students, and others supervised by professional licensed counselors, are not required to report any information received in confidence. Counselors are able to guide a student through the reporting process.

*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

Persons who make reports of discrimination harassment or provide information related to such reports will be protected against retaliation.  RCC will take all reasonable steps to protect the reporting party from further harassment or discrimination.

If you are a student and need accommodations to successfully engage in reporting a Title IX issue, please contact the Disabilities Services Office. On the Redwood Campus, Building W (Library), 541-956-7337 or at the Riverside Campus, Building B, Room 9, 541-245-7537. Table Rock Campus students, please contact the Riverside Disability Services Office. The Disabilities Services website is:

If you are an employee or volunteer and need accommodations to successfully engage in reporting a Title IX issue, please contact Human Resources at 541-956-7329.