ADA/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educational Institution

Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment

Calhoun Community College is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education. The College does not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status or any other protected class.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Calhoun Community College has filed with the Federal Government an Assurance of Compliance with all requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the regulations issued thereunder, to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits thereof, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by this institution.

The College is committed to providing a workplace and campus community free of sexual harassment and does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a manner. This includes, but is not limited to admission and employment and all individuals participating in or attempting to participate in a College sponsored program or activity.

The Title IX Coordinator for administrators, faculty, and staff is Ms. Kim Gaines, Director of Human Resources and Payroll, P.O. Box 2216, Decatur, Alabama 35609-2216, MSA Suite 360, Building 14 Decatur; telephone (256) 306-2592; email kim.gaines@calhoun.edu.  The Title IX Coordinator for students is Dr. Ina Wilson Smith, Director of Student Disability Services/ADA, P.O. Box 2216, Decatur, Alabama 35609-2216, Chasteen Student Center Suite 220, Decatur; telephone (256) 306-2635; email ina.smith@calhoun.edu.

In addition, the College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs and activities, pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93- 112, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADAA 2008, Public Law 101-336.  This policy extends to application for or employment by and application for or admission to the College.  The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator for administrators, faculty and staff is Ms. Kim Gaines, Office of Human Resources and Payroll, P.O. Box 2216, Decatur, Alabama 35609-2216; telephone (256) 306-2592.  The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator for students is Dr. Ina Wilson Smith, P.O. Box 2216, Decatur, Alabama 35609-2216; telephone (256) 306-2635.  Moreover, the College does not discriminate on the basis of age in its educational programs and activities pursuant to the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

The College encourages any individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination or harassment based on their race, color, national origin, age, disability[1], sex or other protected classification to report the discrimination or harassment to the appropriate College official.  The College is committed to conducting a prompt investigation of all allegations of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or other protected classification.  Students, administrators, staff and/or contract staff found to have engaged in acts of discrimination or harassment based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or other protected classification will be promptly disciplined, to include, if circumstances warrant, up to and including suspension or expulsion for students and suspension or termination of employment for staff, faculty and administrators.  The College encourages students and College faculty, administrators and staff to work together to prevent acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.

Persons or any specific class of individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment based on their race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or other protected classification may, alone or with a representative, file a complaint with the United States Department of Education or with the College, or with both.  The complaint process for students relating to claims of discrimination or harassment may be found beginning on page 177 of the Calhoun Student Handbook.

 


1 For students with a disability requesting academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services see, NOTICE OF AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, AND APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES in the Student Handbook.