The Seattle College District recognizes its responsibility for investigation, resolution, implementation of corrective measures, and monitoring the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. To this end, the Seattle College District has enacted policies prohibiting discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee, visitor or any member of a legally protected class. Further, the Seattle College District is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying”, as defined in Procedure 419. All employees and students are responsible for contributing to such an environment and are expected to treat other employees, students, and visitors with courtesy and respect.

Any individual found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the College or from employment.

Any employee, student, applicant, or visitor who believes that he or she has been the subject of discrimination, harassment, or bullying should report the incident or incidents to the College’s, or District’s Title IX / EEO Coordinator identified in Procedure 419, Discrimination and Harassment. If the complaint is against that Coordinator, the complainant should report the matter to the college president’s or Chancellor’s office for referral to an alternate designee.