G.1 Discrimination and Harassment

G.1 Discrimination and Harassment

Responsible Department: Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
Date Approved/Amended: September 2014 board meeting, HCC board approved revisions 


The Board supports and the College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Sex discrimination includes all forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct. Sex discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. HCC is committed to the principle that the working environment of its employees and the classroom environment for students should be free from inappropriate conduct of a sexual or gender-based nature including sex discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual violence by employees, students or third parties. Sexual and gender-based misconduct is unprofessional and will not be tolerated and is expressly prohibited. Individuals who engage in such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.