Trenholm State Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity education and creating an environment that is free of bias, discrimination and harassment. Trenholm State does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, including in any phase of its employment process, in admissions or financial aid programs, or in other aspects of its educational programs or activities. The Title IX Coordinators will work with College administration, faculty and staff, as well as students to guarantee Title IX compliance is maintained.
As a recipient of federal funds, Trenholm State Community College is obligated to ensure compliance of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits the discrimination of an individual based on sex/gender in educational programs or activities that receive federal funds at all levels. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admissions and employment, and other persons from all forms of sexual discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform for stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.
Trenholm State is committed to fostering a college environment that is guided on a philosophy that individuals will not be discriminated against because of race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national orientation, disability, marital status and that legitimate and reasonable access to facilities is available to all. Therefore, Trenholm State Community College, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Institution, remains in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
This section includes examples of issues that violate Title IX, but not limited to the following
Title IX related incidents and concerns should be reported immediately to the Title IX Coordinator. Reports can also be reported using the Title IX Incident Form.
Every effort, possible shall be made to ensure that the confidentiality of information is maintained. however, any incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the College is required to take action for various reasons. Employees who qualify for the confidentiality privilege by law will maintain strict confidentiality in all circumstances.
It is a violation of federal law to retaliate against any person making a complaint about a Title IX violation or against any person cooperating with a related investigation. For these purposes, “retaliation” includes harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or any materially adverse harm that would dissuade a reasonable student or employee from filing a complaint or participating in an investigation.
Trenholm State Community College takes allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously and is committed to taking immediate action. The college encourages employees and students who have experienced any form of gender-based discrimination and/or sexual misconduct to report the incident promptly, to seek all available assistance, to pursue Student Code of Conduct charges, and where appropriate, pursue criminal prosecution of the offender.
Our Community College is also an Equal Opportunity Educator. It is the policy of this College that no student or other person because of age or race/color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or the like shall be excluded or limited from participation in or be denied the benefits of any college program or activity.
If you feel that you have been discriminated based on age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance, please contact the appropriate College’s Age Act Coordinator listed below:
Member of the Alabama Community College System
Employees: Report any suspicion of fraud, abuse or misconduct anonymously through the ACCS Process. Click here »
Trenholm State Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. Click here for Information »
H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of H. Councill Trenholm State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).