Title IX Information, Non-Discrimination Policy, Title IX Coordinator Contact and Training Information
Title IX is the federal anti-discrimination law that states: “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.” (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). Martinsburg College prohibits, and will not tolerate, discriminatory practices, sexual misconduct or the harassment/assault of any member of the college community, and pledges to seek out and minimize all forms of misconduct in its activities and programs. Martinsburg College supports federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, ethnicity, culture, language, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, social economic class, marital status, genetic information or status with regard to public assistance.
Faculty, staff, and students are responsible for assuring that the college maintains an environment for work and study free from sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct violates the dignity of individuals and will not be tolerated. The college seeks to eliminate sexual misconduct through education and by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to report concerns or complaints. Corrective measures will be implemented swiftly to stop sexual harassment whenever it occurs.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, ethnicity, culture, language, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, social economic class, marital status, genetic information or status with regard to public assistance.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and 2020: is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded or discriminated from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
- H.R.2217: The term “hate crime” is defined as a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim–or in the case of a property crime, a piece of property – because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or homeless status of that person.
Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:
For the health and well-being of the Martinsburg College community, it is essential that individuals or groups who feel targeted and/or affected by sexual misconduct, bias or hate acts are able to easily report incidents and receive services.
If a student witnesses any act that may be considered sexual misconduct, a hate crime or bias act (against him or herself, a fellow student, or another person), he or she should contact Martinsburg College’s Title IX Coordinator immediately at
Rita Claypole, Title IX Coordinator
341 Aikens Center
Martinsburg, WV 25404
Telephone: (304) 944-0296
Title IX Training:
- The Title IX Coordinator has taken Title IX Coordinator Training through the National Association of College and University Attorneys www.nacua.org