What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are both forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Toccoa Falls College is committed to providing an environment of learning, living, and working that fulfills the human spirit and promotes a healthy environment for its students and employees. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence and sexual exploitation committed by Toccoa Falls students, staff or faculty will not be condoned. This applies to a variety of campus environments that include academic, athletic, residential and other College sponsored programs. If you believe you or others have been sexually harassed, assaulted or subjected to sexual misconduct by a TFC student or employee, it is highly encouraged to seek assistance. We want to help. The content located here is intended to help and provide support for both the complainant and the accused. Our first priority is our campus community and while also being in full compliance with directives provided by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
When Should I Contact the Title IX Coordinator?
Any student or TFC employee, or applicant who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct should proactively seek the help of the Title IX Coordinator.
Use the following guidelines to help determine if seeking assistance is necessary.
- You desire to understand what measures or options exist if an encounter of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct has occurred (sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and domestic violence).
- Unsure how to proceed if you have been directly or indirectly involved in a situation involving any of the above situations.
- Become aware of an incident that could necessitate a College inquiry/investigation.
- You seek to bring calm or decreased intensity to a situation that has reached a level you didn’t anticipate and feel administrative intervention could help.
- Have questions about TFC’s policy or procedures involving incidents of sexual misconduct.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Housing & Residence Life
706.886.6831, ext. 5422
TITLE IX DEPUTY COORDINATOR
Mary Kaye Ritchey
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
706.886.6831 ext. 5238
Confidentiality & Notification
Toccoa Falls College will take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of those who seek assistance form the Title IX Coordinator, if requested. If the circumstances do not allow privacy to be maintained, this will be discussed with the person making the report prior to disclosure to the alleged offender, if possible.
Confidentiality of the victim will be protected from the public. Simultaneous notification to the victim of all campus disciplinary outcomes associated with the incident(s) will be provided by College officials in writing. In collaboration between the victim and the College, appropriate interim measures taken initially will continue until deemed unnecessary.
File a Report
Reporting an incident of concern regarding sexual misconduct is the right thing to do and is received with support for all involved. Investigating an incident first begins with reporting the incident. If a conversation is needed prior to filing a report, this is permitted as well. Asking questions is always a reassuring step to feel more confident when moving forward.
The link below will help you access the official form to submit a report. After submitting, it will be reviewed within 24 hours of receipt.
Toccoa Falls College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.