Interested persons can obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons by contacting the SECTION 504 COORDINATOR/ADA COORDINATOR, Dean of Student Services, Asa Stiles, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, Kansas 67735 (785-890-3641).
NWKTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sex. Accusations concerning sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and age discrimination should be referred to the TITLE IX COORDINATOR/AGE ACT COORDINATOR, Dean of Student Services, Asa Stiles, at 785-890-3641. Accusations based on disability or race, color, or national origin should be referred to SECTION 504 COORDINATOR/ADA COORDINATOR/TITLE VI COORDINATOR, Dean of Student Services, Asa Stiles, located at 1209 Harrison (785-890-3641).
The NWKTC is committed to providing an environment free from sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment. Sexual harassment by and of NWKTC employees and students is prohibited. It shall be a violation of college policy to harass employees or students sexually or to permit the sexual harassment of an employee or student by any individual. Sexual harassment may take many forms, including, but not limited to:
The following policy is meant to be an internal procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of accusations alleging any discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual harassment, or age.
Accusations of alleged sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, and age discrimination should be referred to the TITLE IX COORDINATOR/AGE ACT COORDINATOR, the Vice President of Student Affairs. Accusations of alleged discrimination, based on a disability or based on race, color, or national origin should be referred to SECTION 504 COORDINATOR/ADA COORDINATOR/TITLE VI COORDINATOR, College Counselor. Coordinators are located at the NWKTC Administration Building, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, Kansas 67735 (785-890-3641).
1. Accusation(s) are encouraged to be filed promptly and must be in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it, and a brief description of the alleged violation of the regulations. The accusation will be forwarded to the TITLE IX COORDINATOR/ AGE ACT COORDINATOR or TITLE VI COORDINATOR/504 COORDINATOR/ADA COORDINATOR depending on the nature of the accusation.
2. An investigation will follow a filing of an accusation. The investigation will be conducted by the appropriate Coordinator (depending on the nature of the accusation). These rules contemplate informal but thorough investigations, affording all interested persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to a complaint.
3. A written determination as to the validity of the accusation and a description of the recommended resolution, if any, will be issued by the appropriate Coordinator and a copy forwarded to the President of the College and complainant no later than ten (10) college days after the accusation was filed.
4. Within 10 days the President will approve or disapprove the recommendations and inform the complainant. If unlawful harassment, sexual harassment, or discrimination is determined to have occurred, the College President will initiate corrective and remedial action to correct and eliminate any further discrimination.
5. All Coordinators will maintain records and files of NWKTC relating to the accusation filed. All cases will be held in the strictest confidence by the appropriate Coordinator.
6. The complainant may request a reconsideration of the case in instances where he or she is dissatisfied with the resolution. The request for reconsideration shall occur within 10 days from the date of the decision by the President. Procedures for reconsideration require the complainant to follow, starting with step two, the “Grievance Procedure of Students”, published in the College Catalog or the “Grievance Procedure of Employees”, published in the Administration, Faculty and Staff Handbook.
7. The right of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the filed accusation will not be impaired by the person’s pursuit of other remedies such as the filing of a discrimination complaint with the responsible federal department or agency. Using this procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies, but is encouraged as an appropriate approach to a solution.
8. These procedures will be construed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons, meet appropriate due process standards, and assure that NWKTC complies with state and federal laws.
9. Retaliation against a person who files an accusation of discrimination, or persons who participate in related proceedings is prohibited. Any action of retaliation should be reported to the appropriate coordinator.