Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is committed to providing a workplace and campus community free of sexual misconduct and harassment. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, AIDB does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. This includes discrimination affecting employees of AIDB and applicants for employment, students and applicants for admission, or members of the public. All members of the AIDB community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others, whether on AIDB premises or at any AIDB owned off-campus location and while participating in any educational program or activity of AIDB.
Sexual harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Act. This policy is intended to reaffirm the AIDB's commitment to address sexual harassment and take steps to prevent its reoccurrence and preserve or restore equal access to AIDB's education programs and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking may also be considered forms of sexual discrimination. Due to the seriousness of these offenses, AIDB has adopted specific policies and procedures, outlined in the Student Handbook, employment policies, and webpage, to address alleged instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. AIDB believes that no person should bear the effects of sexual harassment alone. When such conduct occurs, AIDB's paramount concern is for the safety and well-being of those impacted. To support and assist students, AIDB provides a range of resources that include a trained counselor.
Under Title IX, individuals reporting allegations related to sexual harassment and/or sexual violence, have the right to a resolution of their complaint, to have the AIDB conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation, and to receive supportive measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the individuals involved and the AIDB community.
When allegations of sexual harassment and/or sexual violence in any form are brought to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator, and if a responding party is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to prevent its reoccurrence. AIDB does not tolerate or condone retaliation. Individuals wishing to report reporting sexual harassment and/or sexual violence and/or to make inquiries concerning the application of Title IX at AIDB may contact:
Kayleigh Baker, J. D.
Interim Title IX Coordinator