Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
This procedure aims to ensure that all students at Athens Technical College have access to a safe educational environment free from discrimination based on sex. This procedure prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct ("prohibited conduct"). Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and stalking.
All students and employees are expressly prohibited from engaging in any form of prohibited conduct in all interactions with each other, whether the interaction occurs during class or on or off campus. Visitors to campuses also shall not engage in prohibited conduct and may be barred from campus.
Any student or employee who has engaged in prohibited conduct will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion or dismissal. Nothing in this procedure shall be interpreted to interfere with any person’s right to free speech as provided by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Athens Technical College strongly encourages all students and requires employees to report any instances of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct promptly and accurately. Athens Technical College will not tolerate retaliation for having filed a good‐faith complaint or for providing any information in an investigation. Any individual who retaliates against a complainant or witness in an investigation will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion or dismissal.