AVTEC is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning environment, free from gender-based violence and sexual harassment for all students and employees.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX protects students and employees from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities, as well as sexual assault, which are both forms of unlawful discrimination under Title IX. This law applies to every aspect of education, including recruitment and admissions, financial aid, all course offerings and access, counseling and counseling materials, housing and residential services and employment.
Duty to Report
For AVTEC to respond effectively and to proactively stop instances of gender-based and sexual misconduct, all employees must report information about alleged or possible sexual misconduct to AVTEC’s Title IX Coordinator, to their direct supervisor or to the AVTEC director. Should an allegation of sexual misconduct be brought to attention and is found to be in violation of this policy, disciplinary actions and other means will be implemented to ensure the behavior is not repeated.
AVTEC prohibits retaliation by, for or against any participants (complainant, respondent or witness) for making a good faith report of any conduct believed to violate Title IX policy. Retaliatory action of any kind is subject to discipline.
Students with inquiries relating to sexual misconduct are encouraged to do so by reporting their concern to the Title IX Coordinator or to one of AVTEC’s trained Staff Counselors.
Inquiries may also be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Ave, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Customer Service Hotline: 800-421-3481
All materials used to train Title IX personnel may be accessed below: