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By the Board of Regents Policy, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related condition), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, Gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, the NSHE will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible in accordance with the NSHE Code or, in the case of classified employees, the Nevada Administrative Code. Sexual Harassment is Illegal under Federal and State Law. Sexual harassment including sexual violence is a form of discrimination; it is illegal.

No employee or student, either in the workplace or in the academic environment, should be subject to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature. Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments of a socially acceptable nature, it refers to behavior of a sexual nature that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, and that interferes with performance. It is expected that students, faculty, and staff will treat one another with respect.


When studying late or leaving evening classes it is a good idea to walk with friends and classmates.  There is always more safety in groups than a single person walking at night alone.  If you feel uncomfortable and would like an escort to your vehicle or dorm room please feel free to contact your faculty member, the Campus Director or in Elko the Security Department.  If you are have concerns about a single person please contact the Campus Director, Safety & Security Director or Vice President of Student Services to discuss the situation. (Click here for contact information.)



Great Basin College has a zero tolerance policy for any type of assault including sexual assault. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of assault should contact the Police Department by calling 911 first. They should then contact Security or the Campus Director to respond to their location on campus.  The Director of Safety & Security and the Vice President of Student Services must be notified either by notification of Security by the Campus Director or directly by the victim. 


As a student registered for class or an employee of Great Basin College, you are hereby notified that this College does comply with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, effective October 27, 2002.

Section 1601 of Public Law 106-386 requires sex offenders1 to provide notice to each institution of higher education at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student and to provide notice about each change in enrollment or employment status of such person at an institution of higher education in the state of Nevada.

Offenders who are students or workers2 and all offenders who are present for 48 hours or more on any Great Basin College campus3 must register with your local sheriff/police. The offender must also notify the Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security at 775-753-2115 or the Vice President of Student Services at 775-753-2282.

Registered sex offenders are cited in the following:

1Anyone required to register as a sex offender pursuant to state law.
2as defined by NRS 179D.110 and 179D.120
3pursuant to requirements of NRS 179D

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