If this is an emergency and you are on campus, call WATC Safety and Security at 316-677-1911. If you are off campus, call 911 for immediate assistance.

“No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.”

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all college programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, discipline, class assignment, grading, and employment.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.

For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

WATC’s Non-Discrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination

Wichita Area Technical College does not discriminate with regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, military status, veteran status, handicap/disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs, activities, or employment.

Wichita Area Technical College intends to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX, which protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence; the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act; the Campus Security Act (Jeanne Cleary Act), as amended; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended; and the Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance rules.

Title IX Coordinator

WATC has designated a Title IX Coordinator who oversees the college’s compliance with Title IX. If you have a complaint involving sexual assault, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, or dating and domestic violence, or if you have questions about WATC’s policies or procedures in these areas, contact:

Justin Pfeifer, Title IX coordinator, Vice President of Student Services
4501 E. 47th St. South, Wichita, KS 67210
316-677-1020 | jpfeifer@watc.edu

Judy Mount, Executive Director of Human Resources
4004 N. Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67226
316.677.9400 | jmount1@watc.edu

Office of Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education

One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-268-0550

How to File a Title IX Complaint

Click here for additional resources about reporting sexual misconduct.

WATC promptly and thoroughly investigates and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, including sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.

If this is an emergency, and you’re on campus, call WATC Security at 677-1911. If you are off campus, call 911 for immediate assistance.

If you need to discuss or file a complaint about student sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, please contact WATC’s Title IX Coordinator, Justin Pfeifer, at jpfeifer@watc.edu or 316-677-1020.

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