State and Federal Compliance

The Blackhawk Technical College Board actively complies with all state and federal equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, rules, executive orders and policies, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, section 50A of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Acts of 1967 and 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. It is the policy of the Blackhawk District not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, handicap, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, sexual orientation, political affiliation, genetic testing, or membership in the national guard, state defense force or any reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. The District prohibits discrimination against students in admission and/or participation in services, programs, courses, and facilities usage based upon race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, or parental status. Inquiries regarding equal opportunity may be directed to:

Affirmative Action Officer
6004 S. County Road G, P.O. Box 5009
Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5009
(608) 757-7773

Civil Rights Legislation

Services, financial aid and other benefits of Wisconsin Technical College System institutions are provided on a non-discriminatory basis as required by Civil Rights legislation.

Individuals applying for or receiving assistance through these colleges who believe that there has been any discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, pregnancy or marital status should file a written complaint.

If it is felt that this discrimination is on the part of the Wisconsin Technical College Board, the complaint should be sent to:

State Director
Wisconsin Technical College Board
310 Price Place, P.O. Box 7874
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
(608) 266-1207

If it is felt that the discrimination is on the part of Blackhawk Technical College, the complaint should be sent to:

Affirmative Action Officer
Blackhawk Technical College
6004 S. County Road G, P.O. Box 5009
Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5009
(608) 757-7773

Title IX

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  The College is bound by, and supports, all applicable laws.  The Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 ensures the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SAVE) of 2013 and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (WAWA) ensures that colleges and universities implement policies and programs to prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

What if something happened or I think something happened?
Students, staff and/or witnesses are encouraged to direct violence, harassment, assault, or other Title IX questions, concerns, and complaints to the Title IX Coordinator or an appropriate college employee who is available. If a Title IX Coordinator is alleged to be the person who engaged in discrimination or sexual misconduct, the report may be filed with another of the named officers or with the office of the Office of the President, Central Campus. Financial aid and other benefits of Wisconsin Technical College System institutions are provided on a non-discriminatory basis as required by Civil Rights legislation.  Find out more here.

Contacts:
Lynn Neitzel, Title IX Coordinator/Director -- Manager - Teaching Support Services
Central Campus, (608) 743-4508, lneitzel@blackhawk.edu

Alicia Acker, Deputy Coordinator for Students/Student Engagement Specialist
Central Campus, Room 2209, (608) 743-4423, aacker@blackhawk.edu

Brian Gohlke, Deputy Coordinator for Employees/Executive Director/Chief Human Resources Officer
Central Campus, (608) 757-7773, bgohlke@blackhawk.edu

Complaints can also be filed with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  The OCR encourages complaints to follow the College's process prior to filing a complaint with OCR; however, it is not required.  Generally, complaints must be filled with OCR within 180 days of the alleged event.  Complaints can be filed with OCR via email at ocr@ed.gov and by completing an electronic complaint form at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

Sources of Funding

The postsecondary and adult vocational education programs at BTC anticipate receiving federal funding in 2017-18. These federal funds represent approximately six percent of the total projected operational costs for postsecondary and adult vocational education programs at BTC.