Student Harassment or Discrimination Grievance Procedures | KCTCS

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Student Harassment or Discrimination Grievance Policy

Policy Number: 6.6

Current Effective Date: 08/14/2020

Original Effective Date: 09/24/2002

Revision Dates: 5/23/2006, 11/03/2014; 8/14/20

Revision Number: 3

Revision Summary: Refines and updates format, and reflects changes required under the new Title IX regulations.

Responsible Official: Vice President, Student Services; Vice President, Legal Services

References: Administrative Procedure 6.6-P; Administrative Policy 3.3.1; Administrative Procedures 3.3.1-P and 3.3.1A-P; Code of Student Conduct

1. Purpose

This Policy describes the processes available to KCTCS students to grieve illegal discrimination or harassment they think they have been subjected to by another student or a KCTCS employee, contractor, or visitor.

2. Scope

This Policy applies to all KCTCS students.

3. Policy

  1. KCTCS has zero tolerance for illegal discrimination or harassment of any kind. KCTCS  maintains an educational environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment based on or relating to gender, race, color, religion (or lack thereof), national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or social status, social origin, indigenous status, political or religious beliefs, political affiliation, or any other characteristic, trait, or identification protected by law.

  2. Any student who thinks he/she may have been discriminated against or subjected to harassment by students or employees because of a legally protected classification has the right to pursue an informal and/or formal grievance by following the steps in Administrative Procedure 6.6-P. In addition, students should consult Administrative Policy 3.3.1 Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, and Procedure 3.3.1-P.

4. Procedure 

Administrative Procedure 6.6-P implements this Policy.