Department of Ed Regulations

Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Co-educational institutions that have intercollegiate athletic programs must make certain information available to current and prospective students and to the public, as well as to the Department of Education. The intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)) contains information including athletic income and expenditures, male and female undergraduate enrollment by sport, salaries and gender of coaches, and completion/graduation and transfer-out rates for students receiving athletically-related student aid.

Title IV Aid (Federal Financial Aid) is not determined by athletic participation. For more information or questions students may contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-441-5248 or financialaid@cowley.edu or by visiting www.cowley.edu/finaid.

CCCC Equity in Athletic Disclosure - ope.ed.gov/athletics/#/institution/search

For additional information contact the Athletic Director in the Athletic Staff Directory.

Title IX

Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

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 College Policies specific to harassment:

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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 Vice President for Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources at 125 S Second St, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or by calling 620.442.0430.

Annual Notification

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.

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS ACT

U.S. Department of Education regulations require that all students and employees of Cowley College be provided with the following information annually. Please take a few minutes to review this important material.

Standards of Conduct

Cowley College supports and endorses the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989. No alcoholic or cereal malt beverages and/or illegal drugs shall be allowed on the campus or at school-sponsored functions. Smoking and smokeless tobacco are not permitted in college facilities and vehicles. Students and employees are expected to abide by all applicable alcohol and drug laws, and to abstain from use of alcohol and illegal drugs while on campus and during school-sponsored activities.

Applicable Legal Sanctions

Local, state, and federal laws relate to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. These laws govern such issues as: public drunkenness; purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of alcohol by a minor; selling or furnishing alcohol to minors; manufacturing, selling, or carrying a false ID; driving under the influence; and, illegal trafficking and possession of controlled substances. Penalties for violation of alcohol and drug laws can include fines, court costs, diversion costs, treatment costs, community service, loss of driver's license, and jail time.

Department of Athletics Program for Substance Abuse

The Department of Athletics has a program that addresses the needs of student athletes that have a substance abuse problem. Read the Substance Abuse Policy For Intercollegiate Athletics.

Disciplinary Sanctions

Cowley College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees for violations of the standards of conduct outlined above. These sanctions may include fines, suspension, counseling, intensive supervision, and expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution.

FERPA

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 www.cowley.edu/policy/policy252.html.

VOTER REGISTRATION

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.