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Title IX Policy: Non-Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation on the Basis of Sex

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, which are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Pennsylvania Highlands has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, and for allegations of retaliation.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.

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  • Notifications of Rights, Accommodations, and Protective Measures

    Notification of rights, accommodations, and protective measures available to all employees and students who may be victims of any or all of the following: dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking, regardless of where the incident occurred.

    • The right to have disclosures of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking treated seriously.
    • The right to be treated with fairness and respect.
    • The right to be informed of College policies and procedures being applied to your case, and to have those policies and procedures followed without material deviation whenever possible.
    • The right to have the College keep your name and other information related to your case as confidential as possible.
    • The right to be accompanied by an advisor of your choice during any meeting, interview, or hearing conducted in connection with your case.
    • The right to access appropriate resources, support services, and interim measures that can help to minimize unnecessary negative impact of the process on your educational opportunities. Available resources and supportive measures may include:
      • reasonable academic accommodations (including modifications to class or exam schedules, or extended deadlines on coursework);
      • free confidential counseling and emotional support.
      • referrals to local community agencies for services.
      • security escorts to and from class or parking areas while on campus
      • no-contact orders
    • The right to be protected from retaliation by any member of the college community for participating in the College process.
    • The right to discuss your experience, including any concerns regarding the College’s application of its policies or procedures, with the Title IX Coordinator.

Designated person to handle inquiries

Trish A. Corle, Vice President of Student Services
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: 814.262.3841
Email: TCorle@pennhighlands.edu

Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: 800.421.3481Title IX Policy (2020)
Facsimile: 202.453.6012
TDD #: 877.521.2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

For complaints involving employees:

Pittsburgh Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 1.800.669.4000
Fax: 1.412.395.5749