Title IX and Sexual Harassment

Holmes Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the College community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity.

The College’s Sexual Harassment Policy is designed to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment and to meet legal requirements, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; and Mississippi laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. It does not preclude application or enforcement of other College policies.

It is the policy of the College to provide educational, preventative, and training programs regarding sexual harassment; to encourage reporting of incidents; to prevent incidents of sexual harassment from denying or limiting an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s programs; to make available timely services for those who have been affected by discrimination; and to provide prompt and equitable methods of investigation and resolution to stop discrimination, remedy any harm, and prevent its recurrence. Violations of this policy may result in the imposition of sanctions up to, and including, termination, dismissal, or expulsion, as determined by the appropriate officials at the College.

Mailing Address for Submitting Written Inquiries

Dr. Stephanie C. Diffey
Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
Holmes Community College
P.O. Box 369
Goodman, MS 39079

Email Address for Submitting Written Inquiries

compliance@holmescc.edu

Reporting and Confidential Assistance

Sexual Harassment Policy

Holmes Community College Sexual Harassment Policy (P&P I.1.7)

Title IX Training Archive

Holmes CC Title IX Training (Investigations, Advising, and Adjudication)


Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

Holmes Community College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Employees, students, applicants for admission or employment, or other participants in Holmes Community College programs or activities who believe they have been discriminated against are entitled to seek relief through the Compliance Officer, Dr. Stephanie C. Diffey, (662) 472-9429. Written inquiries may be e-mailed to: compliance@holmescc.edu or sent to: Compliance Office, P.O. Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079.