Title IX is a federal civil right that prohibits gender-based discrimination. Protections from gender-based or sex-based discrimination are extended to all people on campus regardless of their real or perceived sex, gender identity or gender expression.
Areas covered under Title IX include such things as:
- Gender Discrimination, including Gender Identity
- Sexual Harassment
- Dating & Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault
Retaliation directed anyone who makes a complaint or participates in an investigation is strictly prohibited.
What You Can Do
Talk to the Title IX Coordinator, who can
- help you decide how to proceed
- explain both formal and informal resolution processes
- coach you on ways to address unwanted behaviors
- connect you with resources
- coordinate interim measures and modifications
Know Your Student Rights & Responsibilities
- Bellevue College’s Student Code of Conduct
- For more information regarding your rights and how Title IX serves to protect, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights gives a detailed description for students and educational institutions.
- For information on immigration options for victims of crime, please see the USCIS brochure.
Understand the College’s Responsibilities
- All employees of the college, including student employees, are required to report any Title IX concern.
- The college is required to respond to reports of sex-based discrimination by investigating what happened and doing their best to remedy the impact and prevent it from happening again.
Identify Behaviors that Could Be and/or Lead to Sexual Harassment
- A person’s actions can result in sexual harassment even if they had no intent to harass.
- Be clear about consent.
- What kind of behaviors might equal sexual harassment? A single behavior would not necessarily qualify as sexual harassment unless it was severe. However, a patter of behaviors, when persistent and/or pervasive can meet the criteria.
Help Prevent It
- Bystander intervention has a significant impact on preventing all types of violence by interrupting behaviors early. Learn more about strategies for intervening on our Bystander Intervention page.
Last Updated January 7, 2020