Title IX: Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Legislation

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in education. Title IX addresses sexual violence and requires schools to proactively address remedy, and eliminate sexual violence on their campuses. You are protected under Title IX, regardless of your gender and how you identify.

Discrimination and harassment based on gender or sexual orientation are illegal. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, please contact:

Michele Hathcock, Title IX Coordinator

Report a concern about Title IX violations online

Title IX personnel participate in professional development training provided by Campbell Shatley Attorneys at Law. Visit Title IX Training Legal Obligations and Roles for training content.


A-B Tech Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

A-B Tech students, employees, and guests/visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender-based misconduct, harassment, and discrimination, examples of which include acts of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (collectively “Sexual Misconduct”). All members of the A-B Tech community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others in an illegal or offensive manner.

A-B Tech believes in zero tolerance for Sexual Misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of Sexual Misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other interim safety measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct is stopped, is not repeated, and the effects on the victim and community are remedied, including serious sanctions when a respondent is found to have violated this Policy.


A-B Tech Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Procedures

It is the policy of the A-B Tech Board of Trustees that the College is fully committed to providing a learning and work environment that is free from prohibited discrimination. The College does not practice or condone discrimination or harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression in the administration of any of its academic programs and employment practices.

Discrimination: any act or failure to act that unreasonably differentiates treatment of others based solely on their Protected Status and is sufficiently serious, based on the perspective of a reasonable person, to unreasonably interfere with or limit the ability of that individual to participate in, access or benefit from the College’s programs and activities. Discrimination may be intentional or unintentional.

Harassment: a type of Discrimination that happens when verbal, physical, electronic, or other behavior based on a person’s Protected Status interferes with a person’s participation in the College’s programs and activities and it either creates an environment that a reasonable person would find hostile, intimidated or abusive or where submitting to or rejecting the conduct is used as the basis for decisions that affect the person’s participation in the College’s programs and activities.

Harassment may include but is not limited to: Threatening or intimidating conduct directed at another because of the individual’s Protected Status; ethnic slurs, negative stereotypes, and hostile acts based on an individual’s Protected Status.

Protected Status under Title IX refers to an individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.


A-B Tech Security Reports

It's important for you to know all you can about campus safety.

The A-B Tech Asheville Campus Police and Security Department prepares a yearly report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act). The security report is designed to provide you with important information about your safety and security and contains statistics about crime on campus. Safety is a shared responsibility and we strongly encourage every community member to contribute by reporting crimes and any suspicious activities.

Campus crime, arrests, and referral statistics include those reported to A-B Tech Police and Security Department and Campus Security Authorities. A-B Tech also requests statistics for crimes on or near our campuses and non-campus properties that are reported directly to other law enforcement agencies.

An email will be sent to all faculty and staff and currently enrolled students which contain the website to access this report. Copies of the report may also be obtained at A-B Tech Police and Security Department located in the Conference Center Building on the Asheville Campus.

Visit Campus Safety and Security Reporting go view or download issues of A-B Tech Security Reports.