What is Title IX?

The U. S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

Policy Statement

Sex discrimination is prohibited by GBCC policy and federal law in educational programs, activities and employment receiving financial assistance. The GBCC policy applies to all students, volunteers and visitors at the college and prohibits sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and other forms of sex discrimination.

Student, Employees, Volunteers & Visitors

Students, employees, volunteers and visitors of the college who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct are encouraged to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. Support is also available from campus security, advisers, or any trusted GBCC employee.

What Should Be Reported?

Sex-based discrimination occurs when a person has been treated inequitably based on pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression. Specifically:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Relationship Violence
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Stalking on the basis of Sex
  • Unequal Treatment


What can you do if you witness the above behaviors?

REPORT! Bystanders play an integral role in prevention. Reports can be completed in a safe and confidential manner. Visit NotAlone.gov to learn more.

How to Report

CCSNH Title IX Coordinator: VACANT

GBCC Title IX Coordinator: Tina A. Favara, 603.427.7631, tfavara@ccsnh.edu

Submit an Online Incident Report.

Criminal Complaints & Reports

Portsmouth Police Department

3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


Confidential Resources

HAVEN (SASS/A Safe Place)

20 International Drive #300 Portsmouth, NH 03801

Walk in—Open: Mon—Fri: 9am—5pm

24-hour Confidential Hotline 1.603.994.7233