Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

It is the unlawful harassment and unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment is illegal when it is persistent, severe, and creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive environment. The EEOC also defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome behavior” in which a victim may seemingly consent to or agree to certain conduct and may actively participate in conversations or situations even though it is offensive and objectionable. Yet, any type of sexual harassment is unwelcome whenever the person subjected considers it inappropriate.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is non-consensual sexual contact. The law makes a number of distinctions among the types of sexual contact and the level of force used to obligate or force a victim to have sexual contact. At times, sexual assault is committed by someone who knows the victim and may be termed ‘acquaintance’ sexual assault. Even though this type of assault is a crime, it is rarely reported to police. Remember: No matter how careful you are, it is not your fault if you fall victim to sexual assault. No student deserves to be assaulted or abused. All cases should immediately be reported.

This is important…

Chattahoochee Technical College takes this type of criminal behavior and activity very seriously. Our proactive approach to this topic includes educating our faculty, staff, and students about what constitutes sexual harassment and sexual assault, the appropriate response to such encounters, possible prevention techniques, and helpful resources for victims. For more information, please read THIS (click here) information regarding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault.

If I am a victim, who can assist me?

Contact Cheri Mattox-Carroll, Equity and Title IX Coordinator:
770-975-4152, Office 132N ● Building A ● North Metro Campus

or in an emergency situation, contact:

Public Safety at 770-529-2311 (for an officer dispatch)

Chattahoochee Technical College Equity Statement:

Chattahoochee Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans , student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

Chattahoochee Technical College shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Chattahoochee Technical College Title IX Coordinator, Cheri Mattox-Carroll, 5198 Ross Road, Room 132N, Acworth, GA 30102, (770) 975-4152, or or Chattahoochee Technical College Section 504 Coordinator, Mary Frances Bernard, 980 South Cobb Drive, Building G1106, Marietta, GA 30060, (770) 528-4529, or