St. 玛丽的 College of Maryland (the College) is committed to maintaining an educational and work environment free from harassment and discrimination. The College will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind, 包括基于性别的骚扰或歧视, 性别, 性别认同, 性别表达, 或者性取向.
第九条 of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions. 第九条规定:“在美国，任何人不得, 基于性别, 被排除在…之外, 被剥夺…的利益, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Under 第九条, sexual misconduct is considered a form of sex discrimination.
Prohibited forms of discrimination and harassment include sexual harassment, 基于性别的骚扰, 性侵犯, 非自愿的性接触, 性剥削, 亲密伴侣暴力, 跟踪, 和报复. (These behaviors are often referred to collectively as “sexual misconduct.”).
The College employs a 第九条协调员 to oversee the College’s response to reports of sexual harassment, 性暴力, 跟踪, 关系暴力. 第九条协调员, who leads the 第九条遵守和培训办公室 and reports directly to the President, is supported by two 第九条副协调员s and the 第九条 Investigator/Prevention Specialist. 第九条协调员 is responsible for conducting the initial 第九条 assessment, implementing interim remedies and protective measures for the individual and the community, 展开调查, 并确保公平公正的解决方案旨在:
第九条协调员 provides oversight of all 第九条 complaints to ensure compliance with local, 状态, 联邦当局. 第九条协调员收到, 评论, and maintains records of all complaints to identify and address any systemic problems. 第九条协调员 also assesses student activities periodically to ensure that the practices and behaviors of the students do not violate the policies on sexual harassment and violence. 这些职责还包括创建和实施教育, 预防, and training programs regarding sexual misconduct for the community.
第九条协调员 and all 第九条 personnel are available to meet with students, 教职员工.