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Anne Arundel Community College is committed to providing programs, activities and an educational environment in which all individuals are valued, respected and secure. All members of the college community share in the responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment.

As part of this responsibility, the college developed a policy prohibiting all forms of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sex discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Non-consensual sexual acts.
  • Dating violence.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Stalking.

Retaliation for reporting any such conduct is expressly prohibited.

The policy also provides procedures for reporting sexual harassment and misconduct, as well as a path towards a timely and  equitable resolution while protecting the rights of those involved.

The policy applies to AACC students, faculty, administrators, staff, volunteers, vendors and others conducting business on behalf of the college, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. It covers all prohibited actions occurring on college owned, leased or operated premises; at college-sponsored activities (including AACC-sanctioned attendance of foreign study programs); and while doing business on behalf of the college.

Review the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy


File a Report

It’s our goal to create a supportive climate that encourages victims/survivors of sexual misconduct to report the incident(s).

College Employees

College employees who have been or are being subjected to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sex discrimination, or who are aware of another who has been or is being subjected to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sex discrimination should notify the college Federal Compliance Officer immediately so appropriate action can be taken. 

Students

Students who have been or are being subjected to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sex discrimination, or who are aware of another who has been or is being subjected to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sex discrimination are strongly encouraged to notify the college Federal Compliance Officer, Department of Public Safety and Police, other appropriate college authorities or local law enforcement.

Reporting Options

Reports may be made in person, by telephone, by e-mail, online, or anonymously to the individuals or departments to the right.  All reports except those to a Confidential Resource may be shared with College officials with a legitimate need to know.



File a Complaint

Filing a complaint is different from filing a report for information or support (the process outlined above). A complaint initiates a formal investigation, possible disciplinary actions and seeks specific relief. All complaints of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct by a student, employee or volunteer of the college should be submitted in writing and submitted to Title IX Federal Compliance Officer or designee.  For more information, please review the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Procedures.


Find Support

There are trained professionals who provide counseling, information and support in a confidential setting, both on and off campus. These confidential resources will not share information about an individual without the express permission of that person, unless there is a continuing threat of serious harm or a legal obligation to reveal such information (e.g. suspected abuse or neglect of a minor).  These professionals are also available to help individuals make a report to the college.

When seeking support, persons who are concerned about confidentiality should discuss their concerns with the person with whom they are speaking.  Unless there is an imminent threat to health or safety, or other basis for disclosure pursuant to federal, state or local law, confidentiality applies when persons are seeking services from AACC Health Services or the designated counselors within Counseling Services.


Additional Resources

Emergency

Public Safety
410-777-1818

from campus phone
1818

Local police
911

Questions?

We’re  here to help.

Director of Student Conduct & Special Projects

410-777-2766

Send Email

Additional Help

Federal Compliance Office
108 Ludlum Hall
410-777-1239
MD Relay: 711 or 800-735-2258(outside MD)
complianceofficer@aacc.edu

Dean of Student Services 
204 SUN Building
410-777-2829
MD Relay: 711
deanstudents@aacc.edu  

Counseling Services 
210 Student Services Center
410-777-7111
MD Relay: 711

Health Services 
120 SUN Building
410-777-2480
MD Relay: 711
bamays@aacc.edu

Director of Student Conduct and Special Projects 
252 SUN Building
410-777-2766
MD Relay: 711
studentconduct@aacc.edu

Department of Public Safety and Police 
Central Services Building
410-777-1818
MD Relay: 711
srkapfhammer@aacc.edu

Office of Human Resources 
108 Ludlum Hall
410-777-2425
MD Relay: 711
humanresources@aacc.edu

A.A. County Police Department 
204 Pasadena Road
Pasadena, MD
410-222-6145
PD_EasternDistrict@aacounty.org

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