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Title IX Policy and Procedure

Statement of Policy and Procedure for Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaints



Statement of Policy

It is the policy of A Way Out to provide equal opportunity in education and employment and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, RCW 49.60.030 and their implementing regulations. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It occurs in a variety of situations which share a common element: The inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or comments into the work or learning situation, the creation of relationships of unequal power and/or elements of coercion, such as requests for sexual favors as a criterion for granting work, study, or grading benefits. Sexual harassment may also involve relationships among peers of repeated sexual advances or demeaning verbal resulting in a harmful effect on a person's ability to study or work in the academic setting. In addition, third parties may submit claims if a sexual relationship unfairly confers preferential treatment to participant(s) in the relationship.


Procedure for Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaints

(1) Any employee/volunteer who believes that they have been subject of discrimination or sexual harassment should report the incident or incidents to the Executive Director, Title IX Coordinator. If the complaint is against that official, the complainant should report the matter to the A Way Out Board President. A Way Out encourages the timely reporting of any incident(s) of discrimination or sexual harassment.

        Call: 814-274-0368 A Way Out, Executive Director, Dave Hyde.


        Or Email:  Dave Hyde Executive Director

                Pam Ruane, Board President


(2) All reports of incident(s) will be reviewed and A Way Out Sexual Harassment Policies/Procedures will be followed along with all other nondiscrimination policies, personnel policies to begin processing the complaint.

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