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Title IX

Discrimination and Harassment
Western Dakota Tech (“WDT”) will not tolerate racism, discrimination, harassment, exploitation or victimization of students, school employees, non-employees or any person who is an invitee of WDT for any reason, including but not limited to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, religion, creed, age, sex, citizenship, political affiliation, mental and/or physical challenge, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Western Dakota Tech is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of discrimination for students, employees, non-employees and its invitees. Western Dakota Tech includes school facilities, school premises, school vehicles and non-school vehicles used to transport students, employees, non-employees, and invitees to school-sponsored activities/functions and any other area where Western Dakota Tech has control of the premises.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies: Student Success Director.

Policy 2005 - Discrimination and Harassment

Sexual Violence Response
Western Dakota Tech is committed to providing a safe educational and working environment for its students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Western Dakota Tech community. Western Dakota Tech prohibits sexual violence and sexual assault (which are forms of “sexual misconduct”), dating violence and domestic violence (collectively, “relationship violence”), and stalking. This conduct is disruptive to the educational and working environment and will not be tolerated by Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is committed to preventing sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, as well as addressing its effects on the Western Dakota Tech community. Western Dakota Tech has adopted this policy in order to inform students, faculty, and staff and other members of the Western Dakota Tech community of their rights and responsibilities in the event they are or have knowledge of someone involved in an incident of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking and of the services available to victims of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.

This policy ensures compliance with 34 C.F. R § 668.46 (b)(11) and includes direct statements from the code.

Policy 4001 - Sexual Violence Response

Pregnant & Parenting Students
Western Dakota Tech is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals enjoy freedom from discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex, as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Sex discrimination, which can include discrimination based on pregnancy, marital status, or parental status, is prohibited and illegal in admissions, educational programs and activities, hiring, leave policies, employment policies, and health insurance coverage. Western Dakota Tech hereby establishes a policy and associated procedures for ensuring the protection and equal treatment of pregnant individuals, persons with pregnancy-related conditions, and new parents.
Students requesting pregnancy-related accommodations are encouraged to contact the Student Success Center.

Policy 4003 - Title IX Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students
Title IX Pregnancy and Parenting Overview

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