Title IX/Sexual Harassment & Discrimination

Blue Ridge CTC supports an educational, employment, and business environment that is free from sexual violence or communication/conduct leading to sexual harassment, as defined by State and Federal law.

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 Interim Policy regarding Title IX.

Title IX Coordinator

Aspen Monsma

Student Access Coordinator

304.260.4380 ext. 2117


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.

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

To be able to provide a 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: Human Services

Human Resources

13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1210

Martinsburg, WV 25403

304.260.4380 ext 2231

Title IX Deputy Coordinator – Students:

Assistant Dean of Student Outreach

Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Smith

13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1300

Martinsburg, WV 25403

304.260.4380 ext 2111


Title IX Deputy Coordinator: Campus Security And Safety Supervisor

Campus Security & Safety Supervisor

13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1002

Martinsburg, WV 25403

304-260-4380, ext. 2251

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


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

Assistant Dean of Student Outreach

Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Smith

13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Suite 1300

Martinsburg, WV 25403

304.260.4380 ext 2111


Nondiscrimination Policy

Blue Ridge CTC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. Accordingly, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. This advertisement is for informational purposes only. Printed and/or electronic documents produced by the College do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between an applicant or student.

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

Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center304.263.8522

East-Ridge Mental Health Hotline – 855.807.1258 

Safe Schools Helpline – 1.866.723.3982

Campus Security – 304.260.4380 ext. 2250

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 988 988lifeline.org


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