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Policy v: Title IX Non-Discrimination Statement

WNC Policy v
Procedure: Title IX Non-Discrimination Statement
Policy No.: Introduction: v
Department: Administrative and Legal Services
Contact: Vice President of Administrative and Legal Services/General Counsel

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 WNC’s Title IX Coordinator Mark Ghan at (775) 445-4231, mark.ghan@wnc.edu, or Bristlecone 167. In his absence, contact the WNC Human Resources office, the WNC Dean of Students or the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education.

Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted April 15, 2009 Dates Revised November 1, 2016; February 9, 2009
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