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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 Education 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:

                Student Accessibility Resources Office 

                Columbia College Main Campus – AHSC, 215

                1001 Rogers Street

                Columbia, MO 65216

                (573) 875-7626

                SAR@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 functions 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 the Student Accessibility Resources Office or Human Resources with any inquiries 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

                titleixcoordinator@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 – AHSC 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 www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

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