The Office of Equity and Compliance is charged with ensuring HutchCC’s compliance with federal, state, and institutional policy guidelines that promote a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment. Responsibilities include the investigation and adjudication of complaints of sexual discrimination—including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct—as well as incidents of stalking and relationship violence, through the College's Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy Procedures. In addition to making policy recommendations, the Office's Coordinator of Equity and Compliance (aka Title IX Coordinator) works to ensure implementation of educational and/or workplace support services for persons with disabilities and monitors compliance with any affirmative action initiatives HutchCC may undertake. For additional information regarding issues of equity, harassment, or discrimination at HutchCC, call (620) 665-3377.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination--which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence--in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. If you have experienced sexual discrimination (such as sexual harassment or sexual violence), here are some things you should know about your Title IX rights:
[For a more detailed explanation of both your rights and HutchCC’s responsibilities under Title IX, consult the HutchCC Know Your Rights guide or the HutchCC Guide on Sexual Misconduct. Both of those resources are also located in the Documents section of HCC’s Campus Safety & Compliance webpage, as well as HutchCC's Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures.]
HutchCC is a proud participant in The Red Flag Campaign--a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. Our most recent campaign reminds all Blue Dragons to "Say Something" when you see signs of relationship violence.
If you want to learn more about your rights, are dissatisfied with HutchCC's response to your situation, or if you believe that HutchCC is violating federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), at (800) 421-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also access a copy of OCR's online complaint form on OCR's website or in the Documents section of the Campus Safety & Compliance webpage.
Similar concerns may also be shared with the Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC).
TIPS is NOT an emergency reporting system nor a 911 or emergency reporting site. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you are seeing an incident in progress, or have been a victim of a safety or security incident, call 911 immediately.
TIPS expands the methods by which any member of the HutchCC community can share matters they feel need to be elevated or addressed—including incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination, sexual misconduct, personal safety and security, threats to others, a threat to self, workplace concerns, academic dishonesty, and more. Reports shared through the TIPS portal are gathered and reported by a non-HutchCC website (thereby allowing true anonymity if so desired) and are then shared with the appropriate HutchCC officials based on location and incident type.
The purpose of TIPS is not to replace direct contact with campus officials, but instead to provide an additional avenue for reporting campus incidents and an added mechanism for the campus community to work together to ensure HutchCC maintains a welcoming environment. While anonymous reporting is an option through TIPS, please be aware that should you wish to remain anonymous we cannot provide you a follow-up. Anonymous reporting may limit the College’s ability and options for addressing reported incidents. Therefore, some form of contact information is beneficial.
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