Tips for Instructional Faculty
Instructional faculty are also encouraged to include the following language on their syllabi. Non-instructional staff are encouraged include similar language in their program materials.
[College] is committed to providing a safe learning environment, free of harassment and discrimination, as described by Title IX, Senate Bill 493, and District policies found on the District’s website. It is my goal that you feel you can share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, in your written work, and in our one-on-one meetings, and I will seek to keep the information you share private to the greatest extent possible. However, if you share information about incidents of gender-based discrimination, violence, and harassment, I must notify the Title IX Team. This is the best way to ensure that students receive the best information possible regarding appropriate on and off-campus support, services, resources, and options for filing a complaint.
As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment for my students and the campus as a whole. So that the District can provide students with appropriate support, services, and assistance, I must notify the Title IX Team when students share any instances of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and/or other forms of prohibited discrimination. This is the best way to ensure that students receive the best information possible regarding appropriate on and off-campus support, services, resources, and options for filing a complaint.
If you would rather share information about sexual harassment, sexual violence, or discrimination to the Title IX Team directly, you may access them here. Additionally, our local community organizations provide confidential support and resources to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence and are available 24/7. You may access a list of these organizations here: External Resources.
Title IX Pregnancy and Parenting Rights for Students
Faculty and staff are also encouraged to include the following information about Pregnancy and Parenting Rights in their syllabi and program materials:
Did you know that the law prohibits schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against students because of pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, or recovery from these? Our College must ensure equal treatment.
As a pregnant or parenting student, you have the right to an equal education. You have the right to participate and to have your pregnancy-related absences excused. We are committed to the success of our pregnant and parenting students. Please communicate with me if I can support you in any way. Students may also request classroom or other accommodations from our [College DSPS Office].