Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Surry Community College (SCC) students, employees, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender-based and sexual discrimination. These include, but are not limited to: sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, dating violence and domestic violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others. SCC has zero-tolerance for gender-based and sexual misconduct.

Any College employee informed of a gender-based or sexual misconduct incident involving students and/or other College employees is expected to inform the Title IX Coordinator immediately.

The College’s response to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence and stalking is governed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (otherwise known as the “Clery Act”) which was enacted in 1990, and Section 304 of the 2013 Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act.