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Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.


 "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..."
 20 U.S.C. § 1681

The Equity & Diversity/Title IX Office advocates all Hillsborough Community College policies and procedures and enforces federal laws that prohibit discrimination against faculty, staff, and students because of their race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or because they (or someone closely related to them) pursued their rights under these laws.
The Office of Equity & Diversity is available to investigate and resolve all complaints involving unlawful and immoral treatment of one another, including discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, etc.  All complaints are taken seriously and prompt and equitable action will be taken to resolve the matter and prevent recurrence.  Any student, faculty and/or staff who believes he/she has been the victim of discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the Title IX Officer or Title IX Coordinator for assistance.  Title IX complaints involving student-to-student sexual harassment will be referred to this Office and shall be subject to the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.

If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment, including any form of sexual misconduct, please contact the Office of Equity and Special Programs so we can respond and investigate. You may also report concerning behavior using our online form. All reports are confidential and any form of retaliation against someone who files a complaint or participates in the investigation is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. 

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