Title IX Compliance
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the college has developed policies that prohibit sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.
Title IX Training
Title IX training, including the prevention of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, is required of all WNC employees every two years and is offered to WNC students each semester. The Title IX training requirement for employees can be satisfied by completing the Law Room online training program or by attending an in-person training session. Employees may contact Brenda Yenkole (Brenda.Yenkole@WNC.edu) for more information. Title IX training for students is offered to students each semester through the Campus Clarity online training program. Students are not required to complete the training, but doing so is the best way for students to understand their rights and responsibilities under Title IX. Students may contact Piper McCarthy (Piper.McCarthy@wnc.edu) to either request a link to the training or for information about the training.
Western Nevada College hereby adopts the Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement found in Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 as its Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination, and any amendments to that notice as may be adopted by the Board of Regents from time to time. The notice provides:
“NSHE and its member institutions do not discriminate on the basis of sex in their education programs and activities; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states at 20 U.S.C. §1681(a): ‘No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.’ The Chancellor and each president shall designate an administrator to serve as the Title IX coordinator, whose duties shall include overseeing all Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to each member institution’s Title IX coordinator or the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education. Each member institution shall include on its website and in its general catalog, its Title IX coordinator’s name, office address, telephone number, and email address. Although it is the application of Title IX to athletics that has gained the greatest public visibility, the law applies to every single aspect of education, including course offerings, counseling and counseling materials, financial assistance, student health and insurance benefits and/or other services, housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, education programs and activities sponsored by the institution, and employment. Member institutions shall notify all students and employees of the name or title and contact information of its Title IX coordinator.”
To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the college has developed policies that prohibit sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of sex discrimination may be referred to WNCs Title IX Coordinator Mark Ghan at (775) 445-3219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In his absence, contact the WNC Human Resources office at (775) 445-4237, the WNC Dean of Students at (775) 445-3344, or the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education at (202) 514-4609 or http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/titleix.php. (Rev. 09/16)
Title IX Compliance Coordinator – Mark Ghan
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of sex discrimination may be referred to WNC’s Title IX Coordinator Mark Ghan at (775) 445-3219 or email@example.com
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