Title IX Info

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.  All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. - US Department of Education

For more infomration please refer to the U.S. Department of Education

Title IX Coordinator

Manhattan Tech has a designated Title IX Coordinator who oversees the college’s compliance with Title IX. If you have a complaint involving sexual assault, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, or dating and domestic violence, or if you have questions about Manhattan Tech’s policies or procedures in these areas, contact:

Sarah Phillips, Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Student Success
3136 Dickens Ave, Manhattan KS 66503

Reports of sexual assault/violence may also be reported to:

Riley County Police Department
1001 South Seth Child Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 537-2112

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Manhattan Tech Board of Directors supports and complies with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Amendments, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to the regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education. It is the policy of the Board of Directors that no person in the United States (on the grounds of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, genetic information, parental status, military status, or veteran status) shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of, or employment with, Manhattan Area Technical College.

Complaints of alleged discrimination should be referred to:

Sarah Phillips, Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Student Success
3136 Dickens Ave, Manhattan KS 66503

Title IX Training

Title IX Regulations mandate the public sharing of materials used to train school and college Title IX team members. The following link is to training materials provided by ATIXA, which were utilized by certain members of the Recipient’s Title IX team.


ATIXA’s Mission Statement provides:

ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an increasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges. Title IX’s benefits can be found in promoting equity in academic and athletics programs, preventing hostile environments on the basis of sex, prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence, protecting from retaliation, and remedying the effects of other gender-based forms of discrimination. Every school district and college in the United States are required to have a Title IX Coordinator who oversees implementation, training, and compliance with Title IX. ATIXA brings campus and district Title IX coordinators, investigators, and administrators into a professional collaboration to explore best practices, establish industry standards, share resources, empower the profession, and advance the worthy goal of gender equity in education.