Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited
by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Title IX
of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The law prohibits discrimination
on the basis of sex, in any federally funded education program or activity. It
is unlawful for a recipient of federal funds to discriminate on the basis
of sex against students, faculty and staff. It is the policy of
Cowley College to provide equal employment and educational opportunity
on the basis of merit without discrimination because of age, race, ethnicity,
color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s
status, or disability.
Cowley College Policies specific to harassment
Discrimination, and Title IX
Cowley County Community College and Area
Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities
to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic
information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected
The college will provide all qualified individuals reasonable accommodations
in the work and educational environment and ensure equal access to all
College programs, activities and facilities.
The College does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs,
or employment on the basis of any factor outlined above or prohibited
under applicable law.
This prohibition against discrimination applies to
College employees, students, contractors, or agents of the College
and to anyone participating in a College-sponsored event or activity.
Inquiries concerning the college's compliance with its non-discrimination
policies may be referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs
or the Director of Human Resources at 125 S Second St, Arkansas City,
KS 67005 or by calling 620.442.0430.
DRUG FREE SCHOOLS ACT
The federal government requires that
colleges provide their students with information regarding their rights
as a student concerning the following topics: Drug Free Schools Act,
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and voter registration
information. This notification will explain how the Drug Free Schools
Act is complied with at Cowley College, what FERPA means to you as a
student, and how you can register to vote in the county for national,
state and local elections. read
The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also
known as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law that protects the privacy
of student education records. Schools must have written permission from
the student in order to release any information from a student's record.
However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent,
to the following parties or under certain conditions. For a complete
listing of those conditions and more information regarding FERPA, go
The Kansas Secretary of State web page at http://www.kssos.org is
the location to find a Kansas voter registration application form.
The web page has instructions about registering to vote. The deadline
to vote is the fifteenth day prior to any election.