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.