Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

Columbia College Chicago (the "College" or "Columbia") is committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of its students, faculty, and staff and is free from discrimination of any kind. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations ("Title IX"), the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities (including, without limitation, in admissions and employment). Sexual Harassment (which includes quid pro quo sexual harassment, sexual assult, and other prohibited acts based on sex, as defined in section X) is a form of sex discrimination. In compliance with Title IX, this Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy & Procedures (the "Policy") requires a consistent institutional response to any allegation of Sexual Harassment regarding which the College has Actual Knowledge [as defined in section XIII(A)(1)] that is: (a) in a College Educational Program or Activity [as defined in section XIII(A)(2)], and (b) involves conduct that occurred in the United States of America. This Policy applies to all Columbia faculty, staff, students, as well as to third parties (the "Community"), regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.