Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy

The College is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment founded on civility and respect. The College also is committed to providing programs, activities, and an educational environment free from sex discrimination. Under certain circumstances, Sexual Misconduct may constitute sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The College is committed to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting of all types of Sexual Misconduct and timely and fair resolution of reports of Sexual Misconduct.

Federal and State Anti-Discrimination Laws Ensure Quality in Education and Provide for the Following:

  • Students have the right to equal learning opportunities in their schools.
  • Students may not be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to harassment or other forms of discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity in any program or activity.
  • Students may not be required to take and/or may not be denied enrollment in a course because of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • Students have the right to be evaluated and graded without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The College prohibits Sexual Misconduct and is committed to the timely and fair resolution of Sexual Misconduct cases. The College encourages prompt reporting of all types of Sexual Misconduct. The College has defined Sexual Misconduct as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.

Some Examples of Conduct That, if Unwelcome, Could Constitute Sexual Harassment:

  • Blocking someone’s movement, standing too close, or stalking someone.
  • Unwanted hugging, kissing, touching, grabbing, or pinching.
  • Spreading rumors or rating others.
  • Making sexually suggestive sounds, whistles, or noises.
  • Using insults, threats, slurs, or sexual jokes that target someone’s sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Displaying pictures, posters, cartoons, drawings, or computer-generated images of a sexual nature.
  • Writing notes, letters, or graffiti that are sexually explicit.
  • Making obscene gestures or suggestive body movements that are sexual in nature.
  • Sexual assault

Title IX and Nondiscrimination refer to federal and state anti-discrimination laws that ensure equality in education. Sexual harassment of or by school employees or students is a form of discrimination and is therefore prohibited.

Policy and Procedure on Sexual Misconduct

Title IX Complaint Form

SB 212 Annual Report

The following persons may be contacted regarding Title IX issues:

Title IX Coordinator
Lori Grubbs
Director of Academic Support Programs
Student Life Building

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Heather McClure
Provost/Vice-President of Instruction
Abilene Campus

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Bryan Cottrell
Dean of Student Services
Student Life – Cisco Campus

Employee Contact
Director of Human Resources
Laurie Kincannon
Harrell Fine Arts – Cisco Campus

Law Enforcement
Cisco College Chief of Police
Roger Tighe