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Bethel College Nondiscrimination Statement

Bethel College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. Bethel College does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, pregnancy, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, Bethel 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.

Bethel 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 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 Bethel College community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Bethel College Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-discrimination Policy & Procedures.

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 email to TitleIXCoordinator@bethelks.edu.

Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please visit bethelks.edu/about/consumer-information/equal-opportunity-harassment-non-discrimination or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination (including sex discrimination), harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of College policy should contact the following:

Director of Human Resources & Compliance, Title IX Coordinator

Administration Building

300 E. 27th St. North Newton, KS 67117

Phone: (316) 284-5248

Email: humanresources@bethelks.edu

Email: titleixcoordinator@bethelks.edu

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 Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and/or the Kansas Human Rights Commission.

Kansas Human Rights Commission

900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-South

Landon Office Building

Topeka, KS 6612-2818

Phone: (785) 296-3206

Fax: (785) 296-0589

Email: khrc@ink.org

Website: http://www.khrc.net/

EEOC Kansas City Area Field Office

Gateway Tower II

400 State Ave., Suite 905

Kansas City, KS 66101

Phone: (800) 669-4000

Fax: (913) 551-6957

TTY: (800) 669-6820

ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122

Email: kansascityintake@eeoc.gov

Website: https://www.eeoc.gov/

OCR Kansas City Office

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

One Petticoat Lane

1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 268-0550

Fax: (816) 268-0599

TDD: (800) 877-8339

Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office for Civil Rights, National Headquarters

U.S. Department of Education

Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Building

400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-1100

Phone: (800) 421-3481

Fax: (202) 453-6012

TDD: (800) 877-8339

Email: OCR@ed.gov

Within any resolution process related to this policy, Bethel College provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.