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Equal Opportunity and Title IX Statements

Equal Opportunity Statement

Wharton County Junior College is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, and for all beneficiaries of programs financially assisted under Title I, WIOA on the basis of citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States or his/her participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted work or program.

No person, including students, faculty, staff, part-time staff, and temporary workers, will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment  under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by Wharton County Junior College on the basis of the categories listed above.

 

Title IX Statement

Wharton County Junior College is committed to ensuring an educational and employment environment that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.  It reads, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to the discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

View College Policies Related to Title IX

WCJC's Title IX Coordinators are the college officials responsible for coordinating the college's compliance with Title IX, including grievance procedures resolving Title IX complaints.

  

Title IX Staff

All inquiries concerning WCJC policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VI, Title IX and Section 504), and complaints should be directed to the following college officials: 

Title IX Coordinator for Employees -
Judy  Jones, Director of Human Resources 
911 Boling Highway, Wharton, Texas 77488

Administration Building, Room 206, Wharton Campus
judyj@wcjc.edu
979-532-6947

Title IX Coordinator for Students
Lindsey McPherson, Dean of Student Success
911 Boling Highway, Wharton, Texas 77488

Pioneer Student Center, 2nd floor, Wharton Campus
mcphersonl@wcjc.edu
979-532-6905

 

Staff Training

Judy Jones
Title IX Coordinator for Employees

Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations
Host: ATIXA
Date: May 11, 2020

2020 Title IX Regulations: Policy Implications and Practical Application
Host: D. Stafford and Associates
Date: Jun 11-12, 2020

Combined Sexual Misconduct and DVDVS Investigator Training
Host: D. Stafford and Associates
Date: Aug 3-7, 2020

Lindsey McPherson
Title IX Coordinator for Students

Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations
Host: ATIXA
Date: May 11, 2020

Final Title IX Regulations and Their Effect on Your Campus
Host: Husch Blackwell
Date: May 11, 2020

2020 Title IX Regulations: Policy Implications and Practical Application
Host: D. Stafford and Associates
Date: Jun 11-12, 2020

Combined Sexual Misconduct and DVDVS Investigator Training
Host: D. Stafford and Associates
Date: Aug 3-7, 2020

Troy Jefferson
Title IX Investigator

Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations
Host: ATIXA
Date: May 11, 2020

Final Title IX Regulations and Their Effect on Your Campus
Host: Husch Blackwell
Date: May 11, 2020

Combined Sexual Misconduct and DVDVS Investigator Training
Host: D. Stafford and Associates
Date: Aug 3-7, 2020

Kerri Novak
Title IX Investigator

Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations
Host: ATIXA
Date: May 11, 2020

Combined Sexual Misconduct and DVDVS Investigator Training
Host: D. Stafford and Associates
Date: Aug 3-7, 2020

 

Employee Information

WCJC employees have a duty under the Texas Education Code - Senate Bill 212 to report sexual misconduct, even if they are confidential employees.  The Code states that all employees of public and private higher education institutions to report sexual misconduct to include sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking against a student or employee to the campus Title IX Coordinator.

Employees may report sexual misconduct by contacting either Title IX Coordinator directly via email or phone or filling out the sexual misconduct report form.  

Per the Texas Education Code, colleges must provide an annual summary report of reports made by college employees (effective Jan 1, 2020).  Below is the link to this report.

Summary Report, 2019-2020 (Jan-Aug 2020)

 

 

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