Guidelines and Procedures
Southeast Community College is committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity and access to Southeast Community College programs and services in a respectful and supportive environment. The Access/Equity/Diversity Office oversees implementation of Southeast Community policies pertaining to Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination in Admission, Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination in Employment and Access-Employment and Admission.The Access/Equity/Diversity Office oversees implementation of these policies, along with federal, state and local laws, requiring equal opportunity and access. For more information about these policies which are summarized in the statement below, contact the Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity.
College policies regarding Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination in Employment and Admission.
Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy - It is the policy of Southeast Community College to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all admission, attendance, and employment matters to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex*, age, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law or College policy. Inquiries concerning the application of Southeast Community College's policies on equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should be directed to the Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity.
Declaración de política sobre equidad/antidiscriminación - La política publica de Southeast Community College es de proveer equidad, y prohíbe discriminación, en todos asuntos referentes a la admisión, participación, y empleo contra toda persona por motivo de raza, color, religión, sexo, edad, estado civil, origen nacional, etnia, condición de veterano, orientación sexual, incapacidad, u otros factores prohibidos por ley o política del Colegio. Preguntas relacionadas a la política sobre equidad/antidiscriminación de Southeast Community College deben dirigirse a: Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity.
Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment
Discriminatory harassment will not be tolerated at Southeast Community College. Harassment based on an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, or other factors, is against SCC policy and against the law. Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment.
Guidelines and Procedures
The AED office has also developed several administrative guidelines, procedural documents and reports to provide information to the public or to comply with federal law. Links to these are in the sidebar at left.
A student may file a grievance if they believe that:
- An accommodation(s) is ineffective.
- They have been denied equal access to appropriate accommodations, modifications, auxiliary aids, or effective communication.
- Their efforts to resolve accommodation concerns through the Disability Services Office are unsuccessful.
Students are encouraged to seek resolution of a concern through a collaborative informal process through the Disability Services Office before filing a formal grievance. However, students may use the College’s formal grievance procedure to appeal decisions regarding student accommodations, and may do so without first going through the College’s informal grievance process. The form to file a formal grievance may be accessed here: Formal Grievance form.
*The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to also include discrimination based on gender identity.