Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Madison Area Technical College strives to provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of our students, staff, and community. All students and employees should be able to learn and work in an educational environment free from harassment of any nature. Madison College does not permit discrimination against any student or any employee on any basis prohibited by law.
Madison College defines discrimination as an unfairness or prejudice based on a person’s age, arrest record, color, conviction record, creed/religion, disability, gender, genetic testing, honesty testing, marital status, military service, national origin/ancestry/ethnicity, pregnancy, race, sexual orientation or use/nonuse of lawful products.
Harassment is unwanted, deliberate or repeated unsolicited comments, slurs, demeaning references, gestures, graphic materials, physical contact, solicitation of favors, advances, bullying or other adverse treatment when:
- Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, student status or academic participation.
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting an individual.
- The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment that tangibly affects or interferes with an individual's job performance or other employment or academic opportunities.
Madison Area Technical College will provide a working and learning environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, and unfair treatment (see College Policy #418). For details on gender/sex-based harassment or discrimination, refer to Title IX and Sexual Misconduct.