Campus Policy on Sexual Misconduct
Toccoa Falls College (TFC) has zero tolerance for misconduct that includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other variations of sexual misconduct. These behaviors are not welcome on our campus and are prohibited. Those in alleged violation of such policies are subject to campus conduct proceedings, employment adjustments, as well as other applicable local, state, and federal laws. These are concurrent processes and not dependent on one another for process timing and outcome. The campus conduct process is intended to be fair, just, and impartial for all parties involved.
TFC works to ensure all faculty, students, and staff involved in incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are afforded crisis intervention assistance. When necessary, criminal authorities will be notified and cooperated with fully.
Educating the campus community is essential to ensure our environment is free of violence, abuse, retaliation, and other harmful behaviors. TFC prohibits retaliation by its employees, students, or other invested community members towards a person who is responsibly exercising his or her rights under any campus policy as well as local, state, or federal law, which includes Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.
Confidentiality and Notification
Toccoa Falls College will take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of those who seek assistance form the Title IX Coordinator, if requested. If the circumstances do not allow privacy to be maintained, this will be discussed with the person making the report prior to disclosure to the alleged offender, if possible.
Confidentiality of the victim will be protected from the public. Simultaneous notification to the victim of all campus disciplinary outcomes associated with the incident(s) will be provided by College officials in writing. In collaboration between the victim and the College, appropriate interim measures taken initially will continue until deemed unnecessary.