Notice of Non Discrimination under Title IX
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." - U.S. Department of Education
Pasco-Hernando State College will not tolerate sexual misconduct. The College will consider any violation as a significant act of misconduct that will result in disciplinary action. When made aware through a formal complaint, the College will take immediate action to stop sexual misconduct and to ensure equal educational access of the parties. PHSC will treat complainants and respondents equitably, meaning that for a complainant, the College will offer supportive measures, and for a respondent, the College will follow the grievance process before imposing disciplinary sanctions. These steps may include supportive measures to ensure the restoration or preservation of equal educational access of the parties, protect safety, and deter sexual harassment without unreasonably burdening the other party. The process will be conducted by officials of the College who, at minimum, receive annual training on issues related to sexual misconduct.