• AR 3434: Prohibition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX


  • Chapter 3

    References: 20 U.S. Code Sections 1681 et seq.;
    34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 106.1 et seq.

    Introduction

    Mt. Hood Community College is committed to providing an academic and work environment free of unlawful sex harassment under Title IX. This regulation defines sexual harassment on campus.

    Sexual Harassment under Title IX:  Conduct that satisfies one or more of the following:

    • A college employee conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the college on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (quid pro quo harassment);
    • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the college’s education program or activity;
      • Sex Offenses. Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
      • Rape (except Statutory Rape). The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus, with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim,
      • Sodomy. Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
      • Sexual Assault with an Object. To use an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. An "object" or "instrument" is anything the offender uses other than the offender's genitalia, e.g., a finger, bottle, handgun, stick.
      • Fondling. The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
      • Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible Unlawful, Non-Forcible Sexual Intercourse.
        • Incest. Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
        • Statutory Rape – Non-Forcible. Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
      • Dating violence. Violence against a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of a relationship will be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
      • Domestic Violence. Violence committed:
        • By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
        • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
        • By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
        • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of Oregon; or
        • By any other person against an adult or youth victim protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of Oregon.
      • Stalking. Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.

    See AR 3435 for information regarding complaints and investigations.

    Approved:      6/23/20

    Revised:          8/29/23