Title IX - Sexual Harassment

Title IX - Sexual Harassment

The policy of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of sexual violence, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting Sexual Harassment as prohibited by state and federal law. Discrimination under this Policy is an unequal treatment of a student based on the student’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This Policy prohibits Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in any college education program or activity, which means all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic and other programs. 


Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives a student of the ability to participate in or benefit from any MCCCD educational program or activity. 

Read more about the policy and terms here. If you have experienced or witnessed an act of sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence, you are encouraged to report the incident to your college's Title IX/504 Coordinator. The Title IX/504 coordinator will accept reports of misconduct, conduct fact-finding investigations, and implement administrative sanctions for misconduct committed by students and employees. 

EMCC’s Title IX/504 Coordinator is:

Dr. Patricia Cardenas-Adame

Estrella Hall, 2nd Floor
(623) 935-8812


Reports can be submitted by email or in person. Please click here to submit an Online Discrimination or Harassment Form. You can also download the printable Discrimination Complaint Form for Students.

More information about Title IX can be found at: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/title-ix