HCC Policies and Procedures

Harford Community College (HCC) is an academic community committed to providing a working and learning environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence/abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual intimidation. HCC will not tolerate sexual misconduct and has implemented specific measures to strongly encourage and support the reporting of sexual misconduct and to ensure that all allegations of sexual misconduct are investigated and resolved in a timely, discreet, fair, and impartial manner. HCC complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by providing an environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment.

The HCC Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy and Procedure applies to all HCC employees, students, contractors and any person over whom HCC has control. This policy applies to sexual misconduct:

  • on HCC’s campus;
  • at HCC-sponsored events and activities;
  • that adversely affects the HCC community; or
  • that threatens the health and/or safety of a member of the HCC community.

Sexual misconduct is a violation of HCC's Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy and is defined as prohibited conduct in HCC's Code for Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct; however, all reported incidents of sexual misconduct will be handled in accordance with the procedures contained in the HCC Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy and Procedure. This policy prohibits retaliation against any complainant or any individual solely as a result of bringing a complaint or cooperating in an investigation. Individuals reporting incidents of sexual misconduct are afforded the same considerations for confidentiality and protection against retaliation that are provided to those reporting incidents of sexual harassment or violence on campus.

Any person reporting sexual assault immediately after it has occurred should contact HCC Public Safety without delay. On-campus, ext 2272 or Off-campus, call 443-412-2272. If an emergency, call 9-1-1.

HCC’s first priority is keeping the campus community safe. Any individual who learns of possible sexual misconduct should report it immediately to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators. Furthermore, all employees are required to report alleged incidents to their supervisor, HCC Title IX Coordinator, or Deputy Coordinators. Any supervisor who receives a report must report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators who are responsible for overseeing the investigation. Click here to see a complete list of Contacts and Resources.