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Title IX / Sexual Harassment

Wenatchee Valley College is dedicated to maintaining an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment of faculty, staff or students is against the law and will not be tolerated.  Sexual harassment violates the dignity of individuals and impedes the realization of the college’s educational mission.  The college is committed to preventing and addressing sexual harassment of faculty, staff and students through education and by encouraging faculty, staff and students to report any concerns or complaints about sexual harassment.  Prompt corrective measures will be taken to stop sexual harassment whenever and wherever it occurs.

For the full WVC Sexual Harassment/Title IX Policy and Procedure please click here.

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 911 or contact Campus Security at 509-682-6911

You can Submit a Title IX Sexual Harassment Report here.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX is most commonly associated with gender discrimination in sports and is credited with advancing participation of women in athletics. However, the scope of Title IX is much broader. It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities.

Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff and students and includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy. It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint.

For WVC's Complaint Procedures for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment please click here.

The Title IX Coordinator can address student concerns related to sexual harassment, sexual assault and other actions that fall within the college’s obligations under Title IX.

Campus Contacts

 

Joe Eubanks
Executive Director, Climate, Culture, Diversity & Belonging
Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 509.682.6716
Email: jeubanks@gmhmjsh.com

 

 

Email title9@gmhmjsh.com to reach all campus contacts.

 

 

Confidential Support Contacts

Bertha Sanchez
WVC Counselor
Phone: 509.682.6850
Email: bsanchez@gmhmjsh.com

Ryan Poortinga
WVC Counselor
Phone: 509.682.6857
Email: rpoortinga@gmhmjsh.com 
 

Off-campus Resources

  • Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
  • Adult Abuse Hotline 1-866-363-4276
    Child Abuse Hotline 1-866-363-4276
  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center of Chelan & Douglas Counties 509-663-7446
  • SAGE -Safety Advocacy Growth Empowerment:  509-663-7446
  • Crime Victim & Trauma Center 1-800-614-5117
  • Sexual Assault 509-888-HELP (4357)
  • Domestic Violence 509-663-7446
  • City of Omak Police 911 (24 hours)
  • Catholic Family & Child Services – Crisis Response Team, 662-7105 (24 hrs)
  • Columbia Valley Community Health/Behavioral Health, 662-4296 
  • Confluence Health/Behavioral Medicine,  663-8711
  • Okanogan Behavior Healthcare, (509) 826-6191

Title IX Coordinator Training