Notifications of Nondiscrimination
CCAC Nondiscrimination Policy
The College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination against any individual
based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex,
gender identity or expression, perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, disability,
use of a service animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic
information, veteran status, age or other classification protected by applicable law
in matters of admissions, employment, services or in the educational programs or activities
that it operates. Harassment that is based on any of these characteristics, whether
in verbal, physical, or visual form, constitutes a form of prohibited discrimination.
This includes harassing conduct which affects tangible job benefits, unreasonably
interferes with an individual's academic or work performance, or which creates what
a reasonable person would perceive to be an intimidating, hostile or offensive work
or educational environment.
Employees, students, third-party vendors and guests may report conduct that is believed to be in violation of this Policy or applicable law by contacting the College s Office of Human Resources, the Title IX Coordinator/Civil Rights Compliance Officer or such other officials as may be designated in other Board policies or administratively issued regulations and procedures. The College prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this Policy, provides information in an investigation of a potential violation, or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law.
CCAC maintains an online reporting system to receive reports of civil rights violations, including reported incidents of sexual violence and sexual harassment, which can be accessed by clicking HERE. This system may be utilized to submit a report anonymously. However, please be aware that the College’s ability to address misconduct reported anonymously may be limited. All reports electronically submitted using the online form are routed directly to the College’s Civil Rights Compliance Officer. Individuals may also contact the College’s Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 412-237-4430 to file a report, request interim measures or support, or to learn more about the College’s investigative process. Additional information regarding the College’s reporting and investigative processes is set forth in the College’s Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response Procedure.
The College expressly prohibits retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, reports a civil rights violation or provides information in connection with the College’s investigation of a report. Please also note that individuals who make a good faith report of sexual harassment or sexual violence will not be subject to disciplinary action under College policies or regulations if it is determined that the alleged victim and/or individual who submitted the report was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the reported incident.
TITLE IX NOTIFICATION
It is the further policy of the College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on gender or sex in the College's educational programs and activities, as well as the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act). Conduct prohibited under Title IX, the Clery Act and the SaVE Act includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and acts of sexual violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. In furtherance of this Policy, the College will designate a Title IX Coordinator whose responsibilities will include overseeing the College's response to Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing patterns or systemic issues revealed by such reports and complaints. With the exception of staff designated by the College to provide confidential professional counseling services to victims of such conduct, College employees are required to inform the Title IX Coordinator of incidents or suspected incidents of sex or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence against a student, employee, vendor or guest of which they become aware.
Questions or complaints regarding Title IX issues may be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator or the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights as follows:
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
The College recognizes its responsibility to provide academic and nonacademic services and programs equally to individuals with and without disabilities. To this end, the College will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students and employees with identified disabilities consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal, state and local laws and regulations.
The College will maintain an Office of Supportive Services at each campus location to receive, review, and evaluate requests from students who require an accommodation with respect to their educational program. The College's Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator will have overall responsibility for coordinating disability services across all College campus locations. Contact information for these resources is as follows:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator
The College's Office of Human Resources is designated to receive, review and evaluate employee requests for accommodations in the workplace due to an identified disability.