Title IX

Title IX

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As a member of the Gateway Technical College community, Title IX protects you from discrimination based on sex throughout your education. Title IX states: 

“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.”

This means while at Gateway Technical College, you are protected from all forms of sexual misconduct, whether you are a student, employee, contractor, guest or visitor. We are dedicated to providing an education and employment environment free from illegal harassment and discrimination. 

Note: Gateway will investigate allegations without regard to the legal status of the parties or witnesses and does not report immigration status to immigration authorities.

Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse

Any sexual intercourse, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent of force.

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Non-Consensual Sexual Contact

Any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent of force.

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Sexual Exploitation

Occurs when one person takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit.

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Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome sexual, sex-based and/or gender-based verbal, written, online and/or physical contact.

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Stalking

Stalking is a repetitive and menacing pursuit, following, harassing and/or interfering with the peace and/or safety of another.

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Intimate Partner Violence

Violence or emotional and/or psychological abuse between those in an intimate relationship.

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Discrimination against a pregnant student

Title IX provides assistance and protection for students who are pregnant or experience a false pregnancy, have or adopt a child, terminate a pregnancy or have a miscarriage.

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Retaliation

Retaliation occurs when a reporter becomes the target of abuse after reporting an alleged perpetrator. Federal law and Gateway’s policy strongly prohibits any form of retaliation that is not protected by the first amendment and/or academic freedom for any person participating in a grievance procedure relating to this policy.

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