Statement of Policy
Wartburg College is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct including, but not limited to, sex-based harassment, non-consensual sex acts, non-consensual sexual touching,and sexual exploitation. Wartburg College considers sex discrimination in all forms to be a serious offense and it will not be tolerated. The college is dedicated to preventing all forms of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct and educating all students, faculty and staff regarding such discrimination and misconduct. Any conduct in violation of this policy will be treated using procedures described in this policy. Wartburg College encourages persons who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to report the incident promptly, to seek all available assistance, and where appropriate, to report the incident to local law enforcement. It is a violation of this policy for any student, and member of the staff or faculty, or any administrator to retaliate against another person for exercising his/her rights under this policy.

Members of the Wartburg College community, as well as guests and visitors have the right to protection from sexual discrimination and misconduct. All members ofthe Wartburg College community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The Wartburg College Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, and Grievance Policy has been established to reaffirm these principles and to provide guidelines in reporting and recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. The policy is designed to promote compliance with campus, state and federal regulations; to allow for appropriate reporting, investigation, and sanctioning of behavior that is inconsistent with Wartburg College policies; and to educate all members of the College community about the implications and consequences of this inappropriate behavior.

The policy covers conduct that occurs on the Wartburg campus and any Wartburg sponsored programs or events. The policy also covers prohibited conduct that initially occurs off-campus when students or employees experience continuing effects of the off-campus acts in the educational or work setting. The policy covers offenses perpetrated by faculty, staff, students, and third parties.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
Wartburg College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or pregnancy in its education programs or activities. Wartburg College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Acts of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Iowa Civil Rights Act. Wartburg College has developed policies and procedures that prohibit sex and other forms of illegal discrimination in all forms. It is required to comply with these laws. Questions about Title IX may be directed to Wartburg College’s Title IX Coordinator or the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

The following are considered non-confidential resources and are available to help:
  • Campus Security, Saemann Student Center 156, 319-352-8372, Director: Jay Tommasin
  • Title IX Coordinator: Karen Thalacker, Luther Hall 334, 319-352-8225, karen.thalacker@wartburg.edu
  • Vice President for Student Life: Dr. Dan Kittle, Saemann Student Center 145, 319-352-8443
  • Director of Residential Life: Cassie Hales, Saemann Student Center 145, 319-352-8553
  • Director of International Student Services: Zafril Amin, zafrul.amin@wartburg.edu
  • Director of Multicultural Student Services: Krystal Madlock, krystal.madlock@wartburg.edu
Confidential resources can be located at Counselling Services, the campus pastors, and the Noah Health Clinic.

Title IX Coordinator

Karen Thalacker

Title IX Coordinator

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Jamie Hollaway

Director of HR and Payroll


Dan Kittle

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students

Kristin Teig Torres

Director of Community Engagement

Cassie Hales

Director of Residential Life and Chief Student Conduct Officer

Jay Tommasin

Director of Campus Security & Safety

Michael Bechtel

Associate Professor of Science Education

Lindsey Leonard

Director of Student Engagement

Zak Montgomery

Associate Professor of Spanish

Lee Nelson

Professor of Music / Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting

Kyle Schenkewitz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Additional Team Members:

Tiffany Pins
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677
(319) 352-8731

Keith Strand
Cleaning Supervisor
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677
(319) 352-8749