Parkland College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and employment environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. We adhere to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the college’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; relevant sections of the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats; and the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act.
In general, harassment or discrimination based on race, color, sex, gender, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status (including Vietnam veteran), marital status, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation, or retaliation for complaining about harassment or discrimination, is a violation of federal and state law. Harassment is prohibited in all areas if the college, including off-campus sites. However, this policy does not prohibit constitutionally protected expressions.