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Non-Discrimination Statement

Public Notification Of Nondiscrimination In Career-Technical Opportunities

West Virginia Northern Community College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. West Virginia Northern Community College does not discriminate in its admissions practices [except as permitted by law], in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, West Virginia Northern Community College is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes [sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status]. 

West Virginia Northern Community College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by West Virginia Northern Community College policy. 

Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the West Virginia Northern Community College community on the basis of sex is in violation of the EEOC policy. 

Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by filing an incident report at https://www.wvncc.edu/offices-and-services/incident-report/7320 

Stephanie Kappel
Title IX Coordinator 
President’s Office 
1704 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
304-214-8801 
skappel@wvncc.edu 

https://www.wvncc.edu/offices-and-services/title-ix-/5251 

A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the appropriate agency may be the federal Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the US Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and/or the appropriate WV state agency. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E, Unit 6
Charleston, WV 25305 

For complaints involving employees: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 

Pittsburgh Area Office Location
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States 
1-800-669-4000 

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue,
SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481 
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 
TDD#: (877) 521-2172 
Email: OCR@ed.gov 
http://www.ed.gov/ocr 

The OCR office for West Virginia is located at: 

Philadelphia Office Office for Civil Rights 
U.S. Department of Education The Wanamaker Building 
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515 
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 
Telephone: 215-656-8541 
FAX: 215-656-8605; TDD: 800-877-8339 
Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov 

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Civil Rights, National Headquarters US Department of Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20202-1100 
Telephone: 800.421.3481 
Fax: 202.453.6012;
TDD: 800.877.8339 
Email: OCR@ed.gov 

Appeal Process

Audio of Non-Discrimination Statement