Harassment and Discrimination

Nondiscrimination

Harassment and Discrimination

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. WVU Parkersburg’s policies and procedures affirm its commitment to promoting fairness and equity and to ensuring compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations.

For more information please contact

Mary Bentz

Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance

Office of the President

Notice of Nondiscrimination

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, color, ancestry, or national origin in admission, employment, educational programs or activities; nor does it discriminate on the basis of genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. West Virginia University at Parkersburg will take steps to assure that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to:

Mary Bentz
Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance
Title IX, 504/ADA Coordinator
Mary.Bentz@jilltokuda.net
304-424-8212
WVU Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Aviso de no discriminación

La universidad de West Virginia en Parkersburg es una Institución de igualdad de oportunidades y acciones afirmativas. No hay discriminación por raza, sexo, identidad de género, embarazo, discapacidad, estado de veterano, religión, color, descendencia.
No discriminamos por tener o no empleo, seguro y asistir o no a programas educativos. Además los profesores, los estudiantes, los solicitantes y personal de la Universidad están protegidos contra todo tipo de represalias, por presentar quejas o ayudar en investigaciones de descriminacion.
La Universidad de West Virginia en Parkersburg tomará medidas para que la falta de habilidades en el idioma ingles no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en los diferentes programas de educación técnica y profesional que está ofrece.
Ayuda y servicios auxiliares están disponibles para personas con discapacidades.
Las dudas sobre las políticas de discriminación pueden dirigirse a:

Mary Bentz
Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance
Title IX, 504/ADA Coordinator
Mary.Bentz@jilltokuda.net
304-424-8212
WVU Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

General Information and Policies

West Virginia University at Parkersburg policies comply with a number of federal and state laws that prohibit harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of the characteristics listed in the college’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. WVU Parkersburg is committed to ensuring that members of the college community are able to work and pursue their education in a safe and respectful environment free from any form of harassment, discrimination or retaliation. The Executive Director of Policy and Compliance serves in the capacities of Title IX Coordinator, ADA & Section 504 Coordinator, and Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Administrator, and oversees WVU at Parkersburg’s compliance with state and federal laws that protect civil rights. Protection from harassment or discrimination is based on one’s status in any of the following categories:

  • Age: Discrimination that involves treating an applicant, student, or employee less favorably because of his or her age. In the employment context, people age 40 and older are protected.
  • Ancestry: Ancestry discrimination refers to discrimination on the basis of the nation, country, tribe or other group from which a person descends, along with any cultural characteristics that may accompany such ancestry.
  • Disability: Harassment and discrimination on the basis of disability is addressed separately HERE.
  • Genetic Information: Discrimination on the basis of genetic information is prohibited in employment or employee health benefits.
  • Race, Color, National Origin: All persons must be treated equally without regard to their race, color, or national origin.
  • Religion: Discrimination on the basis of religion is valuing or treating a person or group differently because of what they do or do not believe.
  • Retaliation: Any adverse action taken against a person because he or she complained about harassment or discrimination, supported a complainant alleging harassment or discrimination, or participated in the investigation of a claim of harassment or discrimination constitutes Retaliation.
  • Sex (including sexual harassment, gender identity, pregnancy, and sexual orientation): Harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex may, under some circumstances, be covered by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and, when pertaining to employment, may be covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex may also include gender identity, pregnancy, or sexual orientation.  Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (including sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and dating violence) under Title IX are addressed separately HERE.

 

Please refer to our harassment and discrimination policies for specific guidelines on these matters.

Report Harassment or Discrimination

Employees who want to learn more about the range of options for addressing harassment, discrimination or retaliation, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance. The Executive Director will respect the privacy of the information you report and will share it only as necessary with those who “need to know” in order to assist in the assessment, investigation, and/or resolution of the report.

Mary Bentz, Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
304-424-8212 | Email: mary.bentz@jilltokuda.net

For students experiencing these issues, please contact the Executive Director of Student Support Services.

Kurt Klettner, Executive Director of Student Support Services
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
304-424-8388 | Email: kurt.klettner@jilltokuda.net

 

For more information about reporting harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex.
For more information about reporting harassment or discrimination on the basis of disability.

Victims

Report here if you have experienced harassment or discrimination.

REPORT HERE

Third-Party Reporters

Report here if you have witnessed harassment or discrimination.

REPORT HERE

External Reporting Options:

Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Telephone: 215-656-8541
FAX: 215-656-8605; TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: OCR_Philadelphia@ed.gov
Website: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission
1321 Plaza East – Room 108A
Charleston, WV 25301
Telephone: 304-558-2616
Toll Free: 888-676-5546
Facsimile: 304-558-0085
Website: West Virginia Human Rights Commission

For complaints involving employees:
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
801 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Telephone: 866-408-8075
Fax: 215-440-2606
TTY: 800-669-6820
Website: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ADA / Section 504 (Disability Discrimination or Harassment)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 were established in order to provide a clear comprehensive national mandate...

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Title IX / VAWA (Sexual Harassment or Violence)

Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) are two of the federal laws that are focused on providing safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning and work environments on campus.

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