SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) values dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty and safety; and is committed to maintaining a campus environment free from sexual harassment and sexual assault, collectively referred to in this policy as “sexual misconduct”.

Sexual misconduct jeopardizes the mental, physical and emotional welfare of our students, as well as the safety of our community.  Sexual misconduct diminishes students’ individual dignity and impedes their access to educational, social and employment opportunities.  It can permanently impact students’ lives that may cause lasting physical and psychological harm.  Sexual misconduct violates our institutional values and its presence in the community presents a barrier to fulfilling HCC’s mission.  Sexual misconduct, therefore, will not be tolerated at the College and is expressly prohibited.

This policy provides information regarding HCC’s prevention and education efforts related to sexual misconduct by students, as well as how HCC will proceed once it is made aware of student sexual misconduct.

In keeping with our institutional values and to meet our legal obligations under Title IX and other relevant issues, incidents should be referred to HCC’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Joan Holmes at:

Dr. Joan Holmes, Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Special Projects

Equity and Diversity Office
Hillsborough Community College
39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida  33606
813.253.7043
jholmes16@hccfl.edu

HCC’s Risk Reduction Tips and other local resources are available below:

·         Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

·         Hillsborough Domestic Violence Emergency Services

·         State Attorney's Office Thirteenth Judicial-Victim Assistance Program

Please refer to this website for the most current version of this policy, as it will be updated as new federal guidelines are received over the upcoming year.