Title IX

Tidewater Tech Trades is committed to promoting a welcoming campus environment where sexual misconduct in all forms is strictly prohibited and recognized as unacceptable. If you have or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or subjected to sexual harassment, relationship violence or stalking, there are numerous avenues of support and options you can pursue. We encourage you to seek help even if you are not sure if sexual misconduct has occurred, and to report any form of sexual misconduct.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Tidewater Tech Trades does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Know Your Rights

The decision to file a formal report or complaint about sexual misconduct is a personal choice. We are here to help you understand your options and the resources available, whether you decide to report or not. If you decide not to file a formal report, resources are still available to you for counseling, academic support, and other needs.

Quick Resources

If you witness sexual assault or other unwelcomed conduct, step up and intervene.
Here are some ways to get involved to help:

Direct: Step in and address the situation directly. This might look like saying, "That's not cool. Please stop." or "Hey, leave them alone." This technique tends to work better when the person that you're trying to stop is someone that knows and trusts you.

Distract: Distract either person in the situation to intervene. This might look like saying, "Hey, aren't you in my English class?" or "Who wants to go get food at the Lair?"

Delegate: Find others who can help you to intervene in the situation. This might look like asking a friend to distract one person in the situation while you distract the other ("splitting" or "defensive split"), asking someone to go sit with them and talk. If you didn't know either person in the situation, you could also ask around to see if someone else does and check in with them. See if they can go talk to their friend, text their friend to check in, or intervene. Bouncers, bartenders, or the owner of the house are some other good options to delegate to.

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-8255
Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 1-800-799-7233
Website: https://www.thehotline.org/

National Mental Health Hotline (SAMHSA)
Phone: 1-800-662-4357
Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

National Domestic Violence Housing & Financial Support
Phone: 1-800-799-7233
Website: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/family_violence_prevention_and.html

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Phone: 1-800-527-3423
Website: http://www.ncjfcj.org/our-work/domestic-violence

National Domestic Violence Legal Support
Phone: 1-800-799-7233

Other Relevant Statutes and Protections

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is a federal law that prohibits “prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The [Age Discrimination] Act permits federally assisted programs or activities, and recipients of Federal funds, to continue to use age distinctions and factors other than age that meet the requirements of the Act.” See 34 CFR §§110.1. With only a narrow exception for programs or activity receiving Federal financial assistance for employment under the Job Training Partnership Act (29 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), the Age Discrimination Act does not cover employment. See 34 CFR §110.2. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability in public accommodations, including private institutions of higher education.

Title VI of the Civils Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title VI is applicable to students, faculty, and staff. Title VII, also of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, bars employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It provides in relevant part that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletic programs, Title IX is broader than just athletics.

Point of Contacts

If you wish to submit a report of sexual misconduct, please contact your Campus Executive Director/Title IX Director.

Their location and point of contact can be found below:

TTT - 4535 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
Paula Massey
Campus Executive Director, Title IX Coordinator
(757) 858-8324

Additional Resources