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"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy 

Midway University is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Midway University has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected class status, and for allegations of retaliation.

Midway University values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.

VIEW THE SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND MISCONDUCT POLICY


Reporting

Students and employees may report Title IX violations anytime through the online form or with a Title IX Coordinator. All inquires about or concerns regarding the Title IX policy and procedures can be made to Joe Ryan, Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator. 

Joe Ryan
Dean of Students 
Title IX Coordinator
Student Affairs, McManis Student Center
859.846.5321
jryan@midway.edu

Trish Jones, SPHR
Executive Director, Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator 
Human Resources, Marrs Hall Lower Level 
859.846.5784
tkjones@midway.edu

Confidential Campus Resources

The individual(s) below are designated as confidential campus resources. Any reports of Title IX violations discussed with them, when acting in the capacity of their position, do not share information with the Title IX Coordinator unless permitted to do so:

Dr. Gina De Arth-Pendley
Campus Counselor
gdearth@midway.edu
859.846.5745


Community Resources

Ampersand: Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass
https://ampersandky.org/
24/7 Crisis Support Line: 1.800.656.HOPE(4673)

Bluegrass Community Hospital
360 Amsden Avenue
Versailles, KY 40383
859.873.3111

Versailles Police Department
Dial 911 for emergencies
For non-emergency support, call 859.873.3126

Training

Midway University’s Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s), and individuals who serve as advisors, investigators, and decision-makers receive training through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) resources. ATIXA’s training materials are can be found online.

Faculty and staff receive training on Title IX policies and procedures during New Employee Orientation, Faculty Development Institute, and Staff Development Institute. Any employee seeking additional training may contact a Title IX Coordinator for more information and resources. 

Students are required to completed online module trainings through Vector LMS for Sexual Violence Awareness (Campus SaVE Act), Intimate Partner Violence (VAWA), and Title IX Rights and Protections.