Policies and Procedures
Information on specific policies, procedures, and statements that pertain to students, faculty, staff, and visitors are found in Kuyper’s Student Handbook. If you would like further information, please email the campus safety department (CSD) at email@example.com. Printed copies of all policies and procedures are available at the CSD Offices located in the Student Center Building. The CSD is open or on-call and provides services 24 hours a day throughout the school year.
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” 20 U.S.C. § 1681
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. If only one of an educational institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX and its implementing regulations. Accordingly, Kuyper College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all of its programs and activities, including academics, employment, co-curricular, and other extracurricular activities. This prohibition includes gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and other sexual harassment.
Compliance with Title IX is a community-wide responsibility. The information here provides an overview of the College’s policy, who you may contact with questions about Title IX, and how you can report sexual harassment and discrimination.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX coordinator, Curt Essenburg, at (616) 988-3654 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 800.421.3481 or email@example.com.
Click here to see the Kuyper College Policy on Sexual Harassment.
Title IX Coordinator
The College’s Title IX coordinator, Curt Essenburg, can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Title IX coordinator is responsible for ensuring that Kuyper establishes and follows a prompt, thorough, and equitable process for addressing allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination or differential treatment based on sex. The Title IX coordinator is responsible for providing leadership and centralized support for compliance with all requirements under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to sex discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. The Title IX coordinator serves as the College resource on Title IX requirements and compliance and provides consultation as needed. The Title IX coordinator is also responsible for creating and implementing complaint and investigation procedures, as well as training programs related to Title IX compliance. See the Complaint Investigation and Adjudication Process section of the Policy on Sexual Misconduct for the Title IX coordinator’s specific duties related to complaints of sexual misconduct.
Jeanne Clery Act
Choosing a college is a significant decision for students and their families. Along with many other factors, such as academic, financial, and location considerations, campus safety is also an important concern for families. In 1990, Congress enacted what is now referred to as the “Clery Act” in memory of student Jeanne Clery who was killed in her dorm room in 1986. The Act requires colleges that participate in federal financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information annually.