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Civil Rights and Title IX

At Barton, Title IX is an important part of our civil rights equity policy. Reports, including anonymous reports, may be filed online, using the reporting form. If you'd like to speak to a Title IX representative, please contact us at (620) 786-7441 or titleix@bartonccc.edu. Learn more about Title IX:

  • File a Report buttonCivil rights laws are generally federal laws that protect almost everyone from certain kinds of discrimination.
  • They protect against discrimination based on a personal characteristic, such as race, religion, sex/gender, age, disability, etc.
  • Title IX is one of these laws. It protects us against discrimination based on sex or gender in education.
  • Title IX was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1972. It reads as follows:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX protects all students and employees from discrimination in the form of:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Quid pro quo. This is when an employee or faculty want sexual favors from you in return for providing you something (letter of recommendation, good grade, etc.)
  • Sexual assault and nonconsensual sexual touching (excludes kissing)
  • Dating violence and domestic violence
  • Stalking

Other Requirements

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Fact Sheet on Supporting Intersex Students, October 2021: Supporting Intersex Students: A Resource for Students, Families, and Educators 

U.S. Department of Education Resources for LGBTQ+ Students - The Department of Education has stated that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will enforce Title IX to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in light of Bostock v. Clayton County.

Title IX protects you if you are a pregnant or parenting student.

It also requires gender equity in athletics

  • This means Barton must provide equal athletic opportunities for members of both sexes, and provide them equal benefits, opportunities and treatment. This includes equipment and supplies, game and practice times, travel allowances, coaching, locker rooms, assignment and compensation of coaches, practice and competitive facilities, and publicity.
  • Barton must provide information annually to the federal government about all of these areas. Check out the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis for more information. 

Barton must provide information annually to the federal government about all of these areas. Check out the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis for more information. 

How to File a Complaint

Watch the YouTube video on How to File a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights.

Title IX Information

About the Title IX Office
About the Title IX Office

Cheryl Brown
Title IX Coordinator
Learning Resource Center, L-138
245 NE 30 Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 786-7441
Fax: (620) 786-1185
brownc@bartonccc.edu 
titleix@bartonccc.edu

Angie Maddy Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Vice President of Student Services 
Learning Resource Center, L-137
245 NE 30 Road
Great Bend, KS 67530 
(620) 792-9322, ext. 322
maddya@bartonccc.edu

Julie Knoblich
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
Kirkman Building, P-116B
245 NE 30 Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 792-9275, ext. 275
knoblichj@bartonccc.edu

Title IX Representatives

The following Representatives have graciously agreed to serve as intermediaries between their respective campuses and the Title IX office in Great Bend. It may be easier to report if you have someone familiar to assist you. Just know you can always contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators directly.

Janet Balk
Fort Riley Title IX Representative
Academic Programs Building 211
P.O. Box 2463
Fort Riley, KS 66442
(785) 784-6606 ex. 762
balkj@bartonccc.edu

Lindsay Holmes
Grandview Plaza Title IX Representative
Program Director
100 Continental Drive
Grandview Plaza, KS 66441
(866) 452-1108
Toll Free: (785) 238-8550 ext. 743
holmesl@bartonccc.edu

Erika Jenkins-Moss
Fort Leavenworth Title IX Representative
Director of Learning Services
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
(785) 784-6606 ext. 772
mosse@bartonccc.edu 


External inquiries may be made to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Customer Service Hotline Number: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Department of Education Title IX Webpage 
OCR@ed.gov
www.ed.gov/ocr 

How to File a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights 

Local OCR office contact information:
Kansas City Office Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 268-0550
Fax: (816) 268-0599
TDD: (800) 877-8339
OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

For sites other than Kansas, visit the Federal Office of Civil Rights website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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How to Report a Title IX or Civil Rights Violation
How to Report a Title IX or Civil Rights Violation

How to Report a Title IX or Civil Rights Violation (Violation of Policy 1132)

If you report a violation or suspected violation, we will keep your case as private as possible. 

  • The best and easiest way to report is to the Title IX Coordinator, Cheryl Brown, in LRC, Room 138. Reports and messages may be left 24 hours a day at (620) 786-7441, brownc@bartonccc.edu or titleix@bartonccc.edu.
  • If you report to a coach, instructor or any other employee, they must report this to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • If you want to report anonymously, please use the Anonymous Reporting form.
    • You do not have to include your name.
    • Please note:  employees may not remain anonymous.
    • Depending on the circumstances, we may not be able to respond effectively to anonymous reports.

NOTE:  FILING A REPORT IS NOT THE SAME AS FILING A FORMAL COMPLAINT.

If you want to tell someone who will not tell anyone, you can talk to the following people confidentially:

  • Nurse Jennifer Bauer, Union, Room 206 - (620) 792-9233
  • Mental Health Counselor Jakki Maser, Library, Room 139 - (620) 792-9295
  • Victim Advocate from the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend - 24-hour free and confidential hotline: (866) 792-1885

You can also report to Officials With Authority (OWA).  At Barton, these people are:

  • Vice President of Student Services Angie Maddy, (620) 792.9322, ext. 322
  • Director of Human Relations Julie Knoblich, (620) 792.9275, ext. 275
  • Director of Residential Life Jonathan Dietz, (620) 792.9271
  • Title IX Coordinator Cheryl Brown, (620)-786-7441

To file a report with OCR, please view OCR Short Webinar: How to File an OCR Complaint or How to File a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Title IX and Civil Rights Policy at Barton
Title IX and Civil Rights Policy at Barton

Read the entire Civil Rights Equity which includes Title IX Policy.

How does Barton protect against violations of these laws?

  • Barton Policy 1132 sets out the protected categories and makes them part of Barton policy
  • All employees (staff and faculty) and students are required to follow this policy as a condition of their employment and enrollment
  • Barton has process for addressing violations of this policy:
    • The policy is on the Barton website for all to read
    • Barton has a Title IX Coordinator to receive complaints, and manage the investigation and adjudicatory processes
    • Barton offers online Title IX training to all students
    • Barton requires certain face-to-face students to complete online Title IX training
    • Barton requires annual Title IX training of all employees
    • The Title IX Coordinator is available to all employees and all students to help resolve issues before they become major complaints, as well as receive formal complaints
    • Barton works with local rape crisis centers so they can provide advocacy services to our employees and students

Barton’s Policy 1132 (p. 12) prohibits discrimination on the basis of the following characteristics:

  • Religion
  • Race
  • Personal appearance
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Political affiliation
  • Source of income
  • Place of business
  • Residence
  • Religion
  • Creed
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin (including ancestry)
  • Citizenship status
  • Physical or mental disability (including perceived disability)
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Family responsibilities
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Predisposing genetic characteristics
  • Veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran)
  • or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies.

Other Policies

Student Code of Conduct 
Student Handbook 
Barton’s Housing Handbook 

Barton's Grievance Process
Barton's Grievance Process

What happens after a report is made? 

  • The Title IX Coordinator will attempt to interview the complainant (the person who was allegedly harmed)
  • Supportive measures will be offered to the complainant
  • The complainant can choose to file a formal complaint, which may start an investigation.
  • Notice of Investigation and Allegations will be sent to all parties, and an investigation will begin.
    • Barton is required to dismiss a formal complaint in some circumstances.
    • Barton may dismiss a formal complaint in other circumstances.           
  • Under Process A, the parties can agree to Informal Resolution (IR), if appropriate.
  • Barton will hire an independent mediator to meet with the parties to arrive at a written resolution.
  • IR is appropriate when the Respondent accepts some degree of responsibility for causing the harm.
  • IR is 100% voluntary, and either party can opt out of IR at any time prior to signing a written resolution agreement.
  • If either or both parties opt out before resolution, the investigation and hearing will continue.
  • The parties get one try only at IR. 

Barton has two separate processes to administer Title IX and other Civil Rights equity complaints.

Process A (begins p. 27)

Process B (begins p. 68)

This is the process required by the Department of Education in new rules effective August 14, 2020, in cases of sexual harassment involving:

  • Process A applies only to qualifying allegations of sexual harassment, including
    • unwelcome conduct constituting sexual harassment
    • sexual assault,
    • dating violence,
    • domestic violence, and
    • stalking, as defined above)
    • involving students, staff, administrator, or faculty members.

Under Process A, the parties can choose Informal Resolution (IR), if appropriate.

  • Barton will hire an independent mediator to meet with the parties to arrive at a written resolution.
  • IR is appropriate when the Respondent accepts some degree of responsibility for causing the harm.
  • IR is 100% voluntary, and either party can opt out of IR at any time prior to signing a written resolution agreement.
  • If either or both parties opt out before resolution, the investigation and hearing will continue.

Process B:

  • Process B applies to the remainder of Title IX and Civil Rights allegations, such as discrimination based on race, age, pregnancy, etc.  The remainder of Title IX includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Retaliation – especially if someone reported violations
    • Some forms of sexually-based bullying
    • The remainder of Title IX includes sexual exploitation, which can include:
      • Invasion of sexual privacy, and going beyond the bounds of consent (Example: secretly letting your friend hide in the closet and watch you having consensual sex with someone
      • Recording, photographing, sharing, or disseminating nude, sexual and/or private images without the consent of the other party(s)
      • Knowingly or recklessly exposing someone to or transmitting an STI/STD or HIV to another
      • Knowingly or recklessly exposing your genitals or inducing another to expose their genitals
      • Nonconsensual sexting—may be a felony under federal and/or state law.  If with a minor, sexting may be considered child pornography.
      • Voyeurism—non-consensually watching private or intimate acts of another
      • Sex trafficking or prostituting another
Title IX Training at Barton
Title IX Training at Barton

Students

All Barton students are offered Title IX training annually.  Some students on the Great Bend campus are required to complete Title IX training.  These include athletes, housing residents, student employees, student performers, and scholarship recipients.

Employees

Every employees is required to complete Title IX training annually.  Also, except for the nurse and mental health counselor, every employee is a mandatory reporter

Title IX Team Training

Effective August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued new regulations which can be found at 34 CFR Part 106.4(b)(10).  Among these is the requirement that each school post copies of materials used to train those people who are part of the Title IX process.  Barton will comply as those trainings occur on or after August 14, 2020.  Barton’s investigators and Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators have received training from Atixa prior to August 14, 2020.

Title IX Coordinator

Supportive Measures and Resources
Supportive Measures and Resources

Supportive Measures Under Policy 1132

  • Barton will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.
    • Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive, individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the parties. These are meant to restore or preserve access to Barton’s education program or activity, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or Barton’s educational environment, and/or deter harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.
    • The Title IX Coordinator promptly makes supportive measures available to the parties upon receiving notice or a complaint.
    • At the time that supportive measures are offered, Barton will inform the Complainant, in writing, that they may file a formal complaint with Barton either at that time or in the future, if they have not done so already.
    • The Title IX Coordinator works with the Complainant to ensure that their wishes are taken into account with respect to the supportive measures that are planned and implemented.
  • Barton will maintain the privacy of the supportive measures as much as possible, as long as privacy does not impair Barton’s ability to provide the supportive measures.
    •  Barton will act to ensure as minimal an academic/occupational impact on the parties as possible.
    • Barton will implement measures in a way that does not unreasonably burden the other party.
  •  These actions may include, but are not limited to:
    • Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services
    • Referral to community-based service providers
    • Student financial aid counseling
    • Education to the institutional community or community subgroup(s)
    • Altering campus housing assignment(s)
    • Altering work arrangements for employees and student-employees
    • Safety planning
    • Providing campus safety escorts
    • Implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties
    • Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program-related adjustments
    • Trespass, Persona Non Grata (PNG), or Be-On-the-Lookout (BOLO) orders
    • Timely Warnings
    • Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence
    • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus June 2020 version.
    • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator

Barton Campus Resources

  • Title IX Coordinator, Cheryl Brown - (620) 786-7441
  • Campus Safety Officers - (620) 792-9217
  • Mental Health Counselor - (620) 792-9295
  • Nurse’s Office - (620) 792-9233
  • Office of Student Affairs - (620) 792-9226                                  

Community Resources – Barton County Campus

Great Bend Regional Hospital
Emergency and Medical Services                                          
514 Cleveland Street
Great Bend, Kansas
(620) 792-8833
www.gbregional.com

Family Crisis Center
1924 Broadway Avenue
Great Bend, Kansas
(620) 792-1885
(866) 792-1885
www.familycrisiscntr.org

Heart of Kansas
1905 19th Street
Great Bend, Kansas
(620) 792-5700
www.heartofkansas.com

The Center for Counseling and Consultation
(620) 792-2544
www.thecentergb.org

DREAM, Inc.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
Hays, Kansas
(785) 628-6655
dreamhays.com

Resources – Fort Riley

Barton Fort Riley Campus Title IX Office
Janet Balk
Fort Riley Title IX Representative
Academic Programs Building 211, P.O. Box 2463
Fort Riley, KS 66442-0463
(785) 784-6606 ex. 762
balkj@bartonccc.edu

Fort Riley Crisis Center
(800) 727-2785

SHARP 24/7 Hotline
(785) 307-9338

SHARP Office
(785) 239-2277
(785) 239-3379

Resources – Grandview Plaza and Junction City

Barton Grandview Plaza Campus Title IX Office
Lindsay Holmes, Title IX Representative
Program Director
100 Continental Drive
Grandview Plaza, KS 66441
(866) 452-1108
Toll Free: (785) 238-8550 ext. 743
holmesl@bartonccc.edu

Pawnee Mental Health Services
814 Caroline Avenue
Junction City, Kansas
(785) 762-5250
www.pawnee.org

Family Care Centre of Junction City
132 Eisenhower Drive
Junction City, Kansas
(785) 762-4210
familycarecenterjc.com

Geary Community Hospital
1102 St. Mary’s Road
Junction City, Kansas
(785) 238-4131
gearycommunityhospital.org

The Crisis Center
(785) 539-2785 - Manhattan
(785) 762-8835 - Junction City
(800) 727-2785 - Other Areas
www.thecrisiscenterinc.org

Resources – Fort Leavenworth

Barton Fort Leavenworth Campus Title IX Office
Erika Jenkins-Moss, Title IX Representative
Director of Learning Services
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
(785) 784-6606 ext. 772
mosse@bartonccc.edu

SARC 24/7 Hotline
(913) 683-144

St. John Hospital
3500 S. 4th Street
Leavenworth, Kansas
(913) 680-6000
www.stjohnleavenworth.com

St. Luke’s Cushing Hospital
711 Marshall Street
Leavenworth, Kansas
(913) 684-1100
www.saintlukeskc.org

The Guidance Center
500 Limit Street
Leavenworth, Kansas
(913) 682-5118
www.theguidance-ctr.org

Alliance Against Family Violence
Leavenworth, Kansas
Hotline - (913) 675-7217
Business - (913) 675-7220
www.allianceks.org

Resources – State and National

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
(888) 363-2287
www.kcsdv.org

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
rainn.org

Kansas Legal Services
(800) 723-6953
www.kansaslegalservices.org 

For male survivors of sexual abuse:
malesurvivor.org 

For LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence:

"I didn’t think people would take me seriously”: The Help-Seeking Strategies, Experiences, & Preferences of LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence