Policy:  Prohibition Against Retaliation
Responsible Unit: Student Affairs
Category: General Office of Origin: Compliance Policy Contact by Title: Director of Wellness and Engagement
Created Date: --.--.---- Effective Date:  --.--.---- Revised Date(s): 03.09.2020, 6.19.2020
Compliance:  Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); 34 Federal Code of Regulations (CFR) 668.46(b)(11)(iii); 34 CFR 668.46(k); Handbook for Campus Safety & Security Reporting 2016; Clery Act; 34 CFR 106
Scope: Students, Employees, Administrators, and visitors to the College or College activities
Approving Body (ies) and Date(s) (approved by each):  TCC Board 10.20.2020
Policy Statement 
Retaliation occurs when the College treats applicants, students, employees, former employees, or people closely associated with these individuals less favorably for reporting discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation or opposing discrimination. Retaliation is intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX and its implementing regulations or because an individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this policy. Retaliation is strictly prohibited at The Christ College. 

Any student who has sought an informal or formal resolution of a complaint or grievance under any associated policy, or who has participated in any investigation into such a complaint or grievance, and who subsequently believes they have been subjected to retaliation of any kind by any College employee, administrator, officer, or student is directed to immediately report the alleged retaliatory conduct to the Director of Wellness and Engagement. If the complaint of retaliation is against the Director of Wellness and Engagement, the student may submit the complaint to the Dean of Student Affairs. 

Reports of retaliation will be investigated promptly in a manner intended to protect confidentiality as much as practical, consistent with the College’s obligation to conduct a full and fair investigation. The party conducting the investigation will notify the complainant of the results of the investigation.

Inquiries regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 can also be made to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  OCR can be contacted by visiting this link or by calling 1-800-421-3481.