Sexual Harassment Complaints
Complaints of sexual harassment that do not rise to the level of assault may be handled through the sexual harassment complaint process.
It is MHCC’s policy that sexual harassment of any employee or student will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is unwelcome behavior or display whether physical or visual in nature which meets the following criteria:
- Submission to such conduct is either explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of an individual’s employment, education or participation in a college activity; or
- Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment or education decisions affecting such individuals; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, education or participation in college activities or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
The policy also addresses consensual relationships between students and college employees, and supervisors and employees.
The college has published a Freedom from Harassment and Discrimination brochure, which provides information about sexual harassment, actions that can be taken when faced with harassment and where to get help: http://home.mhcc.edu/HR/train_dev/harassment.pdf
Questions or complaints may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer at 503-491-7530, 26000 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, Ore., 97030, 503-491-7612. Students may also notify the associate vice president of Student Success (503-491-7374) as soon as possible of any incident of sexual harassment.
How to File a Complaint
Mt Hood Community College takes all claims of discrimination and harassment seriously. If you feel that you have been discriminated or harassed based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran, please contact the Title IX Coordinator / Affirmative Action Officer by one of the following methods:
In Person: Human Resource Office, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030
Via Phone: 503-491-7530
Via email: R.Wardlow@mhcc.edu
The College has designated Randy Wardlow as the Title IX Coordinator to handle sexual misconduct complaints involving students.
For emergency situations or where personal safety is in danger, contact Public Safety (503-491-7911 or 911).