Everett Community College affirms its commitment to equal educational opportunity for all its students, and its commitment to assure that there is no discrimination against any student, or those who apply for student status, on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with state and federal laws.
Everett Community College is also committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. Sexual harassment is a form of illegal sex discrimination and as such will not be tolerated. All staff, faculty and students should be aware that the college is prepared to take action to prevent and correct such behavior, and that individuals who engage in such behavior are subject to disciplinary action. The determination of what constitutes sexual harassment, sexual intimidation, and sexual exploitation will vary with the particular circumstances, but it may be described generally as repeated and unwanted/uninvited sexual behavior, such as physical contact, cyber/electronic communication, and verbal comments or suggestions, which adversely affects the learning environment.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.50 and 28B.10 RCW. 07-11-165, § 132E-120-380, filed 5/23/07, effective 6/23/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 00-17-015, § 132E-120-380, filed 8/3/00, effective 9/3/00.]