Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Title IX Grievance Procedure

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Pursuant to meeting the regulations for the establishment of a grievance procedure as set forth in Section 86.8(b) of the rules and regulations of Title IX, “Prohibiting Sex Discrimination,” the following procedure is to be used by students, parents of students, or employees in the resolution of grievances. The President shall ensure that no student or employee will be subject to any form of retaliation or discipline as a result of submitting a Title IX complaint.

Step 1: Any grievance concerning possible sex discrimination should be presented to the college Title IX coordinator in writing. An answer, in writing, will be presented to the aggrieved party within five (5) working days.

Step 2: If satisfaction is not received by the aggrieved party, he/she may, within five (5) working or school days, appeal in writing to the college President. The President will answer the appeal in writing within five (5) working or school days.

Step 3: If satisfaction is still not received by the aggrieved party, the next step in the process is through written appeal, within a five (5) day period, to the Executive Director, Legal Services: 1800 Century Place NE, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30345, fax: (404) 679-1615 or email UnlawfulHarassment@tcsg.edu. Written reply will then be forthcoming from the Executive Director, Legal Services within fifteen (15) days following the regularly scheduled meeting at which the grievance is heard.

Step 4: The last of the procedure would be written appeal to the Executive Director, Legal Services requesting a hearing or review.