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.

Retaliation in any form related to a Sexual Misconduct Report is prohibited.

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

Additional Information and Resources

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