Compliance & Complaints Statement

Clarkson College complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws relating to discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, veteran's status, or marital status. This includes, but is not limited to, such laws as Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and/or the Vice President of Operations is responsible for coordinating compliance with these laws for students. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights. The Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kris Hess; she is located in the Success Center. She can be contacted at 402.552.2693 or at titleixcoordinator@clarksoncollege.edu. The Office of Civil Rights can be contacted at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Bldg, 400 Maryland Ave, SW, Washington, D.C., 20202-1100 or at OCR@ed.gov. The regional Office of Civil Rights can be contacted at One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut St., Ste 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; their email address is OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov. All complaints will be promptly and thoroughly investigated and resolved. Complaint processes can be found in three policies; Petition for Reconsideration, Grievance, and Sexual Misconduct. The Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Operations and/or the Title IX Coordinator will be responsible for conducting review of complaints for students. Complainants may provide statements from witnesses as part of their information and evidence. The College prohibits retaliation against a complainant or other person(s) who participates in grievance proceedings.

If a student has a complaint against Clarkson College, and the student has exhausted all options at the College, the student may contact the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-secondary Education.