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Beaufort County Community College students, employees, and visitors have the right to be free from gender discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. BCCC prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its programs and activities, including employment, academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities (both on and off campus). This policy protects all members of the college community regardless of their gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Likewise, all members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. BCCC has adopted a zero tolerance policy for gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct. When sexual misconduct is brought to the school’s attention, BCCC will take action to stop the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. This policy has been developed to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. It is intended to be consistent with BCCC’s obligations pursuant to Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act/the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, and the Clery Act.
The Title IX Coordinator oversees all reports of gender discrimination and sexual misconduct, including related interim measures, investigations, resolutions, and adjudications. The Title IX Coordinator also provides employees and students with educational programs focusing on how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct. Finally, the Title IX Coordinator attempts to identify and address any systemic or other patterns of gender discrimination and sexual misconduct impacting the BCCC community.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT BECOMING A VICTIM?
- Save the BCCC Police Department active duty line 252-943-8721 as a contact in your phone in case of an emergency.
- Be aware of your surroundings when you are walking across campus, to and from your vehicle, and in remote areas. If you do not feel safe, contact the BCCC Police and they will escort you to your vehicle.
- Use the Buddy System as often as possible so you are not alone.
- Do not give out personal information, such as your phone number or address, to strangers, or someone with whom you are newly acquainted.
- Educate yourself about local agencies such as the Real Crisis Center that can provide assistance in a time of need.
- Have a safe place to go, such as, a trusted friend or family members home during emergency situations.Walk facing traffic and never accept rides with people you do not know.
- Walk facing traffic and never accept rides with people you do not know.
BCCC strongly encourages all members of the campus community to report gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct, that impacts the educational environment (whether it takes place on or off of campus). Upon receiving a report, the College will take appropriate steps to provide support to the alleged victim, investigate the incident, and conduct a fair adjudication process.
To facilitate reporting, BCCC has established multiple avenues to bring sexual misconduct to the attention of the administration.
- Title IX Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Online/Anonymous Reporting Form: may be completed and submitted online. Please click on this link to access.
- In addition to other responsible employees (full-time and permanent part-time faculty and staff) concerns about gender discrimination and sexual misconduct always may be reported to BCCC’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator in person, by telephone, or via email. The contact information is provided below.
Title IX Coordinator (for students)
Mrs. Stacey Gerard
Vice President of Continuing Education
Building 8, Room 808A
Title IX Deputy Coordinator (for employees)
Mr. Mark Nelson
Vice President of Administrative Services
Building 1, Room 208
BCCC Police Department
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND LOCAL CONTACTS:
Real Crisis Intervention: 155 N. Market St. Suite 225, Washington, NC 27889
Administrative Line: (252) 758-4357
Crisis Line(s): (252) 946-0294
North Carolina Council for Women, Northeastern Region: 404 St. Andrews Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (252) 830-6595