When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this procedure, serious sanctions will be implemented to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.
Coercion is unreasonable pressure for sexual activity.
Coercive behavior differs from seductive behavior based on the type of pressure someone uses to get consent from another.
Non-consensual sexual contact is: Sexual touching includes any bodily contact with the breasts, groin, genitals, mouth or other bodily orifice of another individual, or any other bodily contact in a sexual manner.
Non-consensual sexual intercourse is: Consent (refer to footnote 6) must be clear, knowing and voluntary. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent.
Disciplinary Authority is the individual with authority, or delegated authority, to impose discipline upon a respondent. occurring completely outside of the System or College’s control (e.g., not on System or College networks), websites or between System or College email accounts) will only be subject to this procedure when those online behaviors can be shown to cause a substantial on-campus disruption.
Jurisdiction applies to behaviors that take place on the campus, at System or College sponsored events, and may also apply off-campus and to actions online when the Title IX/EO Coordinator determines that the off-campus conduct affects a substantial System or College interest. Otherwise, such communications are considered speech protected by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.
System President This procedure applies to all Administrators/Professional Technical employees, Faculty, Adjunct Instructors, Classified employees, hourly employees, which would include student hourlys and workstudys (CCCS employees), students, authorized volunteers, guests, and visitors within the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).
CCCS believes in a zero tolerance policy for sex/gender-based misconduct.
Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in (and the conditions of) sexual activity.
Also, in order to give effective consent, one must be of legal age.
Force is the use of physical violence and/or imposing on someone physically to gain sexual access.