Diversity, Equity, and Fairness

 

Non-Discrimination Statement - 405.0100.14

Western Nebraska Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or gender, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, or political affiliation, in its policies, practices, and activities related to employment, admissions, educational services/programming, student services/activities, or financial aid; as expressly prescribed by Institutional policy, state and federal laws, regulations, and executive orders.  Inquiries concerning the application of these policies, laws, and/or regulations to the College may be directed to the College's Compliance Officer for the Civil Rights Act(s), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act(s), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Mr. David Groshans, Vice President of Human Resources, 1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1815; groshans@wncc.edu; 308.635.6105 or to the Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO, 64106-2106.

Title IX Compliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.  Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Western Nebraska Community College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and provides resources and services to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination, including sexual violence.

The Office of Human Resources has been designated as WNCC’s Title IX coordinating office.

The Title IX Coordinator for Western Nebraska Community College is:    

David E. Groshans M.P.A., S.P.H.R., SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources
1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
308.635.6105
groshans@wncc.edu  

In addition, the Institutional Officers listed below have been designated as Title IX Deputy Coordinators and also may be contacted for assistance:                                 

  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Sue Yowell, Vice President of Student Services, WNCC, 1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, 308.635.6104 or yowells@wncc.edu 
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Michael Houdyshell, Dean of Students, WNCC, 1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, 308.635.6123 or houdyshe@wncc.edu 
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Ryan Burgner, Athletic DirectorWNCC, 1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, 308.635.6798 or burgnerr@wncc.edu
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Robyn Iossi, Student Services Coordinator, WNCC, 1750 Sweetwater Avenue, Alliance, Nebraska 69301, 308.763.2001 or iossir@wncc.edu
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Ellen Dillon, Assistant Dean of Instruction, WNCC, 1750 Sweetwater Avenue, Alliance, Nebraska 69301, 308.763.2006 or dillone@wncc.edu
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Paula Abbott, Sidney Campus Director, WNCC, 371 College Drive, Sidney, Nebraska 69162, 308.254.7404 or abbottp@wncc.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the College, including coordination of training, education, communications and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the College community.

Policy for use of Names, Images, Photographs, Video/Digital Recordings, Comments, or Voice in College Marketing, Advertisements, and Promotions

In consideration of acceptance of enrollment at WNCC, or participation in College sponsored or hosted events, I authorize Western Nebraska Community College to use my name, image, and comments, including but not limited to photographs, videos and audio recordings created or used for the purposes of publicity, marketing and advertising for the College.

To avoid having this information released, a student must contact the Office of the Registrar to submit a request that the student’s name, image, photograph, comments, video and/or digital recordings not be used by WNCC. This form may be printed, filled out, and sent to the Office of the Registrar. 

Student Complaints Against Postsecondary Institutions

The Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit, and most proprietary institutions of higher education that offer degrees in Nebraska. While the Commission has limited authority over colleges and universities, and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, Commission staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions. Contact link: http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/Ccpe/Complaint.asp

The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association accredits Western Nebraska Community College. Inquiries regarding WNCC accreditation may be directed to the HLC by letter at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; or by phone at 312.263.0456.

Individual programs may be certified or accredited by other professional associations in addition to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. 

Primary Memberships

WNCC's primary memberships are to the American Association of Community Colleges, Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges, League for Innovation in the Community College, Nebraska Community College Association, and the National League for Nursing. A complete listing of institutional memberships may be obtained from the WNCC Business Office. 

Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report certain information to students who enroll in Title IV-eligible education programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE programs.

WNCC has identified the following programs as meeting the requirement for GE programs. WNCC has provided the information below to help our students and future students make informed decisions regarding their educational goals.

Note: Students' personal information will not be disclosed.