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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

Columbia College (the "College") welcomes persons from all backgrounds and beliefs to join our staff and College Community. We seek to create and foster a sense of community that facilitates the development, both personal and professional, of all our members, including faculty, staff, and students. The College complies with federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and strives to keep the College free from all forms of illegal discrimination and retaliation.

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, citizenship or intended citizenship status, veteran status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, marital status, age, disability, or any other status protected by law ("protected status"). This policy extends to admissions,employment, services, and educational programs and activities that the College operates (collectively "programs and activities").

Harassment, whether verbal, non-verbal, or physical, that is based on any protected status constitutes a form of discrimination if it denies or limits a person's ability to participate in or benefit from the College's programs and activities.

This policy covers employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, contractors, vendors, visitors, guests, and participants in College-sponsored programs and activities (collectively, the "College Community") and may apply to allegations of discrimination or retaliation that occur off campus, online, or during after-hours functions sponsored by the College.

The College has designated the individual(s) identified herein to coordinate compliance with discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability Compliance

As part of its commitments to equal opportunity, the College is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities with reasonable accommodations.

Any student or prospective student with a disability, who requires assistance to ensure access to educational opportunities, should contact:

    Director of Disability Services
    Columbia College Main Campus - Atkins-Holman Student Commons, 215
    1001 Rogers Street
    Columbia, MO 65216
    (573) 875-7626
    disabilityservices@ccis.edu

Any current employee or individual applying for employment, who requires reasonable accommodations to complete the application process, and/or to perform the essential function of the job, should contact:

    Department of Human Resources
    Columbia College Main Campus - Missouri Hall, 123
    1001 Rogers Street
    Columbia, MO 65216
    (573) 875-7495
    humanresources@ccis.edu

Guests to campus should contact either Disability Services or Human Resources with any inquires related to disability accommodations.      

Title IX Compliance

The Title IX Coordinator will establish a process for recording reports and investigation for sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Further information may be found at www.ccis.edu/titleix.

Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is as follows:

    Molly Borgmeyer, Title IX Coordinator
    Columbia College Main Campus - St. Clair Hall 14
    1001 Rogers Street
    Columbia, MO 65216
    (573) 875-7898
    mrborgmeyer@ccis.edu

Other Protected Statuses Compliance

Faculty, staff, and third-parties should report a potential violation of the College's policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (not based on sex or gender) as soon as possible to Human Resources:

    Human Resources
    Columbia College Main Campus - Missouri Hall 123
    1001 Rogers Street
    Columbia, MO 65216
    (573) 875-7495
    humanresources@ccis.edu

Reports may also be made through the online reporting tool, Ethics Point, or by calling (866) 328-2542.

Students and prospective students should report a potential violation of the College's policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (not based on sex or gender) to the Dean for Student Affairs or designee:

    Student Affairs
    Columbia College Main Campus - Atkins-Holman Student Commons 226
    1001 Rogers Street
    Columbia, MO 65216
    (573) 875-7400
    studentaffairs@ccis.edu

 

Any person can file a complaint of discrimination with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights by visiting their site or by calling 1-800-421-3481. 

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