Title IX and Compliance

Independence Community College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from sexual harassment and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity,  

ICC has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation sexual harassment or retaliation. ICC values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.  

Title IX Policies and Procedures 

Inquiries regarding ICC’s nondiscrimination policies or compliance with Title II, Title IV, Title VI, Title IX and/or section 504 should be referred to: 

Cody Westerhold
Director of Student Life and Title IX Coordinator
(620) 332-5496

Lori Boots
Vice President for Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(620) 332-5606 

If you would like to report sexual misconduct at ICC, please use this form


ICC engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking. The College promotes student health and safety through the use of a mandatory online training program for all incoming students, transfer students and employees. A link to this course is sent annually to students via their ICC email address. 

As specific titles and programs may change from year to year, this mandatory training program will, at a minimum, cover the following topics: 

  • Identifies domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as prohibited conduct under College policy; 
  • Defines what behavior constitutes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in federal and state laws in Kansas; 
  • Defines what behaviors and actions constitute consent to sexual activity in the state of Kansas; 
  • Provides safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an individual to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking against a person other than the bystander; 
  • Provides information on risk reduction so that students and employees may recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks; 
  • Provides information on campus and outside resources, reporting options, and procedures for making a complaint; and 
  • Provides an overview of information contained in the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act.  

Training Links
Title IX & Sexual Harassment Response
Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment 
Appeals (Process and Pitfalls)
Informal Resolution for Title IX

To obtain information in a language other than English, please call Taylor Crawshaw, Associate Dean of Tutoring and Accessibility/Registrar, at (620) 332-5457. 

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