Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities, admission and employment. Complaints of sex-based discrimination, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual or gender-based harassment are governed by SVCC's Title IX Policy on Sexual Misconduct.

Report a Title IX Violation

Title IX states that:

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.

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. In compliance with Title IX, SVCC prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Here are some things you should know about your Title IX rights at SVCC:

  • SVCC must respond promptly and effectively to sexual violence
  • SVCC must provide interim measures as necessary
  • SVCC should make known where you can find confidential support services
  • SVCC must conduct an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation
  • SVCC must provide remedies as necessary

SVCC's Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy covers a wide range of behaviors prohibited under Title IX. Sexual harassment includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Prevention Education Offered to SVCC Students

Southside Virginia Community College is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

To that end, SVCC strives to create and sustain a safe and healthy environment for learning, teaching and working. The college cares about your student experience and is pleased to offer Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course. This online education program is designed to help you understand your rights when it comes to maintaining safe relationships in a college environment.

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