Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) recognizes its responsibilities pursuant to state and federal law, rules, and regulations including the responsibility for investigation, resolution, implementation of corrective measures, and monitoring the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation consistent with these provisions.

BBCC’s is committed to provide equal opportunities in employment and to provide a work and academic environment that is free from conduct or behaviors that constitute discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and/or retaliation by or against its employees, students, guests, trustees, visitors and contractors.

BBCC prohibits discrimination on the basis of a protected status that is so severe, pervasive, persistent, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim from the benefit of an educational or work opportunity or benefit. Protected status includes, but is not limited to, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information and/or protected veteran or military status, or any other legally protected classification.

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are other forms of discrimination that are prohibited. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, intimate partner/domestic violence, non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. Sexual harassment may include unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors or requests for sexual favors in exchange for some benefit, sexual assault, offensive remarks about a person’s gender, and/or unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a male or female, of the same or differing sex.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and requests for accommodations:

Kimberly A. Garza, VP of Human Resources & Labor
EO/Section 504/Title IX Coordinator
7662 Chanute Street NE
Building 1400, Office 1449
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509.793.2010 TDD 509.793.2325

Aaron Glenn, Accommodation and Accessibility Services Coordinator
7662 Chanute Street NE
Building 1400, Office 1473
Moses Lake, WA 98837