Title IX | BCTC

Prevention Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in college programs and activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Who is the Title IX Coordinator?

For Students
Palisa Williams Rushin
Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management
470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506-0235
(859) 246-6522

For Employees
Jane Goatley
Director of Human Resources
500 Newtown Pike
Administration Building, Room 207
Lexington, KY 40508-1207
(859) 246-6704

Contact to make a report, request information for support resources and sexual misconduct procedures.


Bluegrass Community and Technical College seeks to respect requests for confidentiality in its response to incidents of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. However, it may be necessary to reveal certain personally identifying information to investigate and address complaints effectively. In such cases, the college takes steps to ensure that information is only shared as necessary, on a need-to-know basis, to resolve the underlying allegations.

College employees, including faculty, administrators, staff, and student employees, must report to the Title IX Coordinator any incidents of possible sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or retaliation affecting members of the KCTCS community that are reported to them or of which they become aware.