EAC | Title IX

Eastern Arizona College
Title IX Policy and Regulation Statement


Eastern Arizona College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. The College does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, the College is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes: sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status.

Eastern Arizona College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by College policy and regulation.

Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the College community on the basis of sex is in violation of Regulation 2075.01 – Procedures for Alleged Violations of the Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations .

Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by emailing the Title IX Coordinator or using this electronic form.

Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the regulation or for more information, please visit Regulation 2075.01 or contact the Title IX Coordinator. Individuals who believe they have experienced sex discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of this regulation may contact an Official With Authority or the Title IX Coordinator directly.

Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Gary Sorensen
Dean of Students

Gherald L. Hoopes Activities Center - Student Life 114
615 N. Stadium Avenue
Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769
(928) 428-8354
gary.sorensen@eac.edu

Risk Reduction Tips

To protect yourself and your friends from incidents of sexual misconduct, there are preventive measures you can take.

  • Trust your instincts
  • Make your limits known as early as possible
  • Say "NO" clearly and firmly
  • Be "situationally aware" by taking note of your surroundings and who is present
  • Find someone nearby and ask for help
  • Take responsibility for your alcohol and other drug intake, and acknowledge these substances can lower your inhibitions and increase your vulnerability
  • Walk with others
  • Lock doors and windows in your car and living space
  • Take care of your friends and ask that they take care of you
  • NEVER blame yourself if an act of sexual or relationship violence occures. The only person responsible in that situation is the perpetrator.

Bystander Intervention

Don't just hope that someone else will step in. You have the ability to stop a terrible, life-altering situation. Be part of the solution by being a proactive bystander who helps prevent cases of sexual misconduct or by being a reactive bystander who positively intervenes in instances of sexual misconduct.


What to Do if You are a Victim of Sexual Assault

Immediate Steps

  • Get to a safe place.
  • Call someone you trust. A friend, family member, or victim advocate are good resources. You do not have to go through this alone.
  • Preserve physical evidence. If at all possible, do not shower until you have considered a sexual assault examination, save the clothes you were wearing in a paper or cloth bag, take photos of any damage or injury, and keep communication records.

Within 24 Hours

  • Get medical attention. A medical provider can check and treat physical injury, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy. You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to receive medical care.
  • Seek counseling. You may want to turn to a confidential advocate or counselor for support and advice. They will talk with you about your options for additional support services and reporting.

At Any Time

  • Report the incident. You are encouraged to report what happened to both the police and one of the Title IX Officers. You can decide how much you want to participate in any investigation process.
  • EAC can help. Campus resources, like the Dean of Students Office, can help you with changes to your housing, classes, work, and more. You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to receive help from EAC.