Office of Civility

Title IX – Sexual Misconduct

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is committed to providing a safe and equitable learning environment for all students and employees. Sexual misconduct, of any type, is a form of sexual discrimination and is prohibited by the College and Title IX (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972).

Sexual misconduct may include, but is not limited to sexual non-verbal gestures or noises; sexual comments or jokes; sex or gender-based harassment; sexual exploitation or coercion; stalking; non-consensual sexual touching; relationship violence (domestic or dating); sexual assault; sexual violence; and rape.

If you have experienced sexual misconduct or sexual discrimination, we ask that you report or seek assistance as soon as possible. We recognize that deciding whether to make a report and choosing how to proceed are personal decisions that may evolve over time. At the time a report is made, you do not have to decide whether to request a particular course of action. In addition, you do not need to be certain whether an incident is defined as sexual misconduct. Again, our goal is to provide a safe learning environment for all.

Reports are held private and only those who need to know will have access. However, confidential support is available through RCCC Counselors and Community Support Agencies.

To report Sexual Misconduct or a Sexual Discrimination Issue, please use our reporting form.

Overview

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College prohibits any form of sexual misconduct. Any form of retaliation is also prohibited in response to a report, an investigation, sanctions or remedy involving sexual misconduct.

This following webpages set forth procedures for reporting, investigating, and responding to discrimination, harassment (including sexual or gender-based harassment), interpersonal violence (including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual violence and rape), stalking, complicity, and retaliation (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Prohibited Conduct”) when the reporting and responding parties are students or employees. For detailed definitions of terms specific to sexual misconduct refer to the Key Terms and Definitions page.

All community members are strongly encouraged to report to the College any incident of Prohibited Conduct. Many College administrators are specifically trained to support individuals affected by such Prohibited Conduct, and the College is committed to promoting a safe and healthy educational and work environment.

Individuals are encouraged to report incidents of Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX Coordinator, Associate Officer of the Office of Civility, or the Director of Campus Safety and Security. Further individuals may report incidents of Prohibited Conduct to any “responsible employee” identified by the college as Vice Presidents; Chiefs; Deans; Directors (with supervisory responsibility); all members of the Student Success & Service Excellence division except counselors (career, disability or personal in a designated role with the party); all members of the Financial Aid office; all student club advisors; any Campus Safety and Security employees; and all faculty. As an alternative, an individual can also seek confidential assistance on-campus or off-campus that does not involve notice to the College.