Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Policy

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education reporting requirements and because of the seriousness of the issues, Jefferson Community and Technical College wants to make sure all faculty, staff, students and the general public are aware of Kentucky Community and Technical College System policies regarding student harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

KCTCS, which includes Jefferson Community and Technical College, has zero tolerance for illegal discrimination of any kind. Any student who thinks he or she may have been discriminated against or subjected to harassment by students or employees because of their race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, political affiliation, veteran status, age, or disability (including denial of a request for an accommodation), has the right to pursue an informal and/or formal discrimination grievance. Title IX prohibits KCTCS from discriminating on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates, including employment.

Further, KCTCS will not tolerate retaliation related to a harassment complaint. No unlawful adverse action shall be taken against any individual who resists or rejects unlawful harassment, who makes a good faith report or allegation of harassment, or who participates in a harassment investigation or proceeding. Anyone who thinks they have been retaliated against is encouraged to report it. Employees should use the formal complaint procedure. Students should contact the chief student affairs officer. Anyone found to have engaged in retaliation will be promptly disciplined according to policy and procedure.

For the full polices, which include instructions on reporting suspected discrimination or retaliation, see below.

This document articulates Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)’s policy to maintain an environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment based on or relating to gender, race, color, religion (or lack thereof), national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or social status, social origin, or indigenous status. It provides for the internal reporting and investigation of allegations of illegal discrimination and harassment.

View KCTCS' Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Policy