U.S. Department of Education Regulations
Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, in any federally funded education program or activity. It is unlawful for a recipient of federal funds to discriminate on the basis of sex against students, faculty and staff. It is the policy of Cowley College to provide equal employment and educational opportunity on the basis of merit without discrimination because of age, race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or disability.
Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category.
The college will provide all qualified individuals reasonable accommodations in the work and educational environment and ensure equal access to all College programs, activities and facilities.
The College does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor outlined above or prohibited under applicable law.
This prohibition against discrimination applies to College employees, students, contractors, or agents of the College and to anyone participating in a College-sponsored event or activity. Inquiries concerning the college's compliance with its non-discrimination policies may be referred to the Executive Director for Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources at 125 S Second St, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or by calling 620-442-0430.
The federal government requires that colleges provide their students with information regarding their rights as a student concerning the following topics: Drug Free Schools Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and voter registration information. This notification will explain how the Drug Free Schools Act is complied with at Cowley College, what FERPA means to you as a student, and how you can register to vote in the county for national, state and local elections.
The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Schools must have written permission from the student in order to release any information from a student's record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under certain conditions. For a complete listing of those conditions and more information regarding FERPA, go to Cowley College Policies and Procedures.
The Kansas Secretary of State web page at http://www.kssos.org is the location to find a Kansas voter registration application form. The web page has instructions about registering to vote. The deadline to vote is the fifteenth day prior to any election. Read about Kansas Voter Registration Information.