Title IX | Anti-Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment
Southern State Community College will not tolerate harassment or related behavior of any kind. It is the policy of the College to maintain a learning and working environment free from bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence. Title IX protects students, employees and third parties with a relationship to the College, whether on or off campus.
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. This includes all of the College's operations, including employment and college-sponsored athletics and activities, both on and off campus.
Title IX protects students, employees and third parties with a relationship to the College including
- Applicants for Education or Employment
- Faculty, Staff and Student-Workers
- High School Students participating in College Credit Plus or Other Post-Secondary Education programs
- Visitors and Guests
- Third Party Vendors
Title IX prohibits bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence against employees, applicants and students on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status and veteran status. This prohibition extends to discrimination or harassment, based on the protected classes, including the creation of an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment. Sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking are forms of sexual harassment behaviors prohibited by this policy.
Any person who believes he or she has been a victim of discrimination or harassment is strongly encouraged to pursue relief by reporting the discriminatory or harassing behavior to any of the following:
- James Bland, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management/Lead Title IX Coordinator
- Central Campus
- 100 Hobart Drive
- 937-393-3431, ext 2510 or 800-628-7722, ext 2510
- Mindy Markey-Grabill, Executive Director of Human Resources/Co-Title IX Coordinator
- Central Campus
- 100 Hobart Drive
- 937-393-3431, ext 2550 or 800-628-7722, ext 2550
- Any College Employee
- Or Submit an Incident Report Form
You can view comprehensive policy and procedure documentation regarding anti-discrimination, harassment and bullying by clicking the buttons below.
Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline
The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline is the first confidential, statewide helpline dedicated to serving all survivors of sexual violence. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained advocated, the helpline provides
- crisis intervention;
- confidential emotional support;
- information about options and local resources available to survivors and co-survivors or their friends and family.
No matter who you are or where you live in Ohio, the helpline advocates will listen and empower you with information and options throughout the healing process. Call 1.844.OHIO.HELP (1.844.644.6435).
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
As Ohio's statewide coalition, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet) is a comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues. The goal of VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs.
Violence Awareness and Prevention Guide
The Violence Awareness and Prevention Guide is an expert-driven guidebook published by Learn Psychology. Key elements of the guide include a comprehensive review of the different types of violence and warning signs of abuse; an overview of the 'Cycle of Violence,' and how it has evolved; where to get help: how it relates to stress, common anxiety disorders and tools for anxiety management; and a 'Safety Exit' button feature, which helps users looking for violence support quickly navigate away from the page if necessary.