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Notice of Nondiscrimination

What is Title IX?

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on gender in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. Essentially, no student can be excluded, denied opportunities or benefits, separated, or treated differently based on their gender.
  • Title IX protects those at the institution including all students, employees, potential students and employees from any type of discrimination. This includes discrimination based on gender identity, not conforming to traditional male or female gender roles and sexual orientation, nationality, race, disability, or pregnancy.
  • Title IX includes dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Unless authorized to do so under Title IX, no one may discriminate on the basis of the traits listed above.
  • Under Title IX, an institution is obligated to designate a Title IX Coordinator. Dodge City Community College Title IX Co-coordinators are:

Jay Kinzer, PhD

Vice President of Student Services and Risk Management | Title IX Co-Coordinator


Jane Holwerda, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs | Title IX Co-Coordinator


Kristi Ohlschwager

Assistant Vice President of Administration and Human Resources | Title IX Co-Coordinator

You may also contact Compliance@dc3.edu for concerns.

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Title IX Decision Processes

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Title IX Related Policies

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FAQ

Rights of Both Parties

Schools must be assertive in ensuring that the campus, as well as its students
and staff, are free from gender discrimination. Both parties, as well as third-party
reporters have rights when it comes to filing and receiving a complaint.
Schools are not permitted to allow mediation of the complaint between the
victim and the accused and must keep all parties that are involved safe.

Rights of the Complainant

  • Against retaliation
  • To request a no contact order
  • To access on-campus services at no cost
  • To have an advisor present at all meetings
  • To be notified of the outcome
  • To be fully informed throughout the process
  • To appeal the outcome
  • Against being discouraged to continue education
  • To report to law enforcement

Rights of the Accused

  • Against retaliation
  • To an investigation
  • To access on-campus services at no cost
  • To a closed hearing
  • To be notified of the outcome
  • To be fully informed throughout the process
  • To appeal the outcome
  • Against being discouraged to continue education
  • To make an impact statement

What to Report

  • Dating Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hazing
  • Intimidation
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Stalking

Terms to Know

  • Accused – The party being accused of the incident
  • Complainant – The party reporting the incident
  • Consent – Voluntary, positive agreement between the participants with the appropriate mental capacity to engage in specific sexual activity
  • Dating Violence – Controlling, abusive behavior towards an intimate partner
  • Harassment – Creating a hostile, intimidating or offensive work, educational, and living environment using words, threats, physical violence and/or written notes
  • Hazing – Acts that are likely to cause physical or psychological harm or social ostracism to any person within the college community when related to the admission, initiation, pledging, joining, or any other group-affiliation activity
  • Intimidation – To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack
  • Rape – Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim
  • Retaliation – Intimidating, threatening, coercing, or in any way discriminating against any individual because of the individual’s complaint or participation
  • Sexual Assault – Any intentional sexual touching however slight with any object by a person upon another person that is without consent and/or by force
  • Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome sexual or gender-based verbal, written, online, and/or physical conduct
  • Stalking – Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress

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