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Title IX/Sexual Harassment & Discrimination

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The United States Department of Education (ED) maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with 12 enforcement offices throughout the nation and a headquarters office in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title IX.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a Full Policy regarding Title IX.

Title IX Coordinator

Ann Paull
Assistant to the Vice President of Enrollment Management
304.260.4380 ext. 2126
apaull@blueridgectc.edu

The Title IX Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (BRCTC) include;

Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at BRCTC.

  1. Coordinate training and education
  2. Manage communications
  3. Administer grievance procedures for all members of campus community
  4. Serve as liaison to state and federal agencies
  5. Identify potential patterns or repeat offenders
  6. Partner with all parts of the institution to ensure safeguard to students’ rights and responsibilities.

To be able to provide consistent and immediate response, BRCTC names three Deputy Coordinators. Deputies will assist persons alleging sexual harassment or discrimination in filing their grievance(s) and/or oversee the step by step procedure to be sure that the appropriate time frames are met.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator – Faculty and Staff:

VP of Human Resources
Justin Ruble
13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1210
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext 2234
jruble@blueridgectc.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator – Students:

Associate Dean of Students
Brenda Neal
13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1300
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext 2109
bneal@blueridgectc.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator – Director of Security

Brian Kleptach
13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1002
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext 2251
bkleptac@blueridgectc.edu

Title IX Compliance Administrator – Vice President of Enrollment Management

Leslie C. See
13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 2300
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext 2107
lsee@blueridgectc.edu

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator integrates and oversees all services for survivors of sexual assault, ensuring that a student’s needs are being met. She also consults with service providers, faculty and staff, friends of survivors, parents, and individuals who have been accused of sexual assault.  The Coordinator can also be a safe contact to discuss potential reporting. This is a safe and confidential environment.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator – Student Development Coordinator

Michelle Smith
13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1300
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext 2117
msmith@blueridgectc.edu

Nondiscrimination Policy

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides opportunity to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty, and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, sex, sexual preference, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, familial status, veteran status, or disability.

Emergency Contacts

In an emergency, always call 911.

Martinsburg Police – 304.264.2100

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department – 304.267.7000

WVU-East Hospital – 304.264.1000

Shenandoah Women’s Center – 304.263.8522

East-Ridge Mental Health Hotline – 855.807.1258 

Safe Schools Helpline – 1.866.723.3982

Campus Security – 304.260.4380 ext. 2250