What conduct is prohibited by Title IX?
Who is the GGC contact for Title IX inquiries?
What are GGC’s obligations when it has notice of a Title IX related incident?
What are the reporting obligations of Residence Life staff when they have notice and/or receive a report of a Title IX related incident?
What are the reporting obligations of student employees, staff and faculty when they have notice and/or receive a report of a Title IX related incident?
What are the reporting obligations of students?
What if the complaining party or victim requests confidentiality or does not want to pursue an investigation?
If a complaining party or victim requests to remain confidential, GGC will give serious consideration to that request. Complaining parties should understand that considerations about creating a safe, non-discriminatory environment means that the College cannot guarantee complete confidentiality will be maintained. The Office of Diversity and Equity Compliance will consider all factors when making this determination.
If the complaining party does not want to pursue an investigation, then only in rare circumstances will GGC proceed to a Title IX investigation against the wishes of victim. The Office of Diversity and Equity Compliance will consider a number of factors, including the student’s wishes in deciding whether the request can be honored. Other considerations include the age of the victim, whether there is evidence of a pattern of misconduct, the severity of the misconduct and whether there is a safety risk to the victim or community.
Who can a student contact if he or she wants to discuss a Title IX related concern in a confidential manner?
Safety and Resources
What safety measures and accommodations are available to a student when he or she reports a Title IX related incident?
Upon a report of a Title IX concern, in certain circumstances, GGC may work with the victim to put interim measures in place to ensure a safe, hostile free environment for the student. Following an investigation and a determination that conduct prohibited by Title IX occurred, more permanent accommodations and safety measures may be implemented. Accommodations and safety measures (including interim measures) could include the following:
- Housing accommodations
- Counseling services
- Academic accommodations
- Police escort
- No contact directives
- Limitation on extracurricular or athletic activities
- Removal from GGC community
- Other appropriate actions as necessary