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2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101-336, was enacted on July 26, 1990, to provide a clear and comprehensive mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individu­als with disabilities. This federal legislation requires equal treat­ment of people with disabilities in employment, public services and transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunication services. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with vir­tually identical purposes, applies to any college or university that receives federal funds in any program.

Iowa Western Community College, a public entity as set forth in Title II of the ADA, is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities with regard to the services, programs, and activities at Iowa Western Community Col­lege. Iowa Western Community College is also prohibited from discrimination against individuals with disabilities in its employment practices pursuant to Title I of the Americans with Disabilities. Individuals with disabilities have a right to request accommodation. For more information, contact the Coordinator of Disability Services.

Civil Rights Act

The Iowa Western Community College (Merged Area XIII) filed as­surance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on September 9, 1966, and accepts all requirements imposed by or pursuant to the regulation. No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, sex, color, creed or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity offered by the College. Iowa Western Community College adheres to the principle of equal education and employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, an­cestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, mari­tal status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the ba­sis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital sta­tus, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its edu­cational programs, activities, or employment practices. Inquiries and complaints regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Coordinators, phone number 712-325-3200, equity@iwcc.edu; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities

Amendments to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 require documentation of services and awareness for drug-free schools and communities. The College has filed a Drug Pre­vention Program Certification document with the U.S. Department of Education as required by Public Law 101-226. The College will comply with all requirements of this act. For more information, con­tact the Dean of Student Life.

Title IX - Sex and Gender Discrimination

Iowa Western Community College will not discriminate on the basis of the sex or gender of a person in its education programs or the activities it operates; further, the College will not discriminate on the basis of a person’s sex or gender in regard to its admissions poli­cies or in the employment of personnel. For more information or to file a complaint, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Harassment Policy

Iowa Western Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Iowa Western Community College is com­mitted to having a positive learning and working environment for its students and employees and will not tolerate sexual or gen­der-based discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual and gender discrimination is also referred to as sexual misconduct. It is the policy of Iowa Western Commu­nity College to comply with Iowa Code Chapters 708 and 709 of the Title XVI Criminal Laws and Procedures. Inquiries regarding sexual and gender-based discrimination can be directed to Iowa Western’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Office of Civil Rights. Please refer to the Student Handbook for the complete policies and procedures regarding Sexual Misconduct reporting.

Clery Act Compliance Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Securi­ty Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Iowa Western Community College publishes its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by October 1st of each year. The Dean of Student Life will prepare and distribute this report which includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by IWCC; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institu­tional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. A copy of this report can be obtained from the Dean of Student Life or by accessing the re­port on ROC and the College’s website at www.iwcc.edu.