Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy
GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATION
- Statement of Intent
The Maine Community College System recognizes that unlawful discrimination in educational programs and employment based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or status as a Vietnam era veteran can foreclose economic opportunity to a significant number of persons. In order to avoid this inequity and to afford all persons the opportunity to achieve their rightful place in society, the Maine Community College System pledges to eliminate unlawful discrimination upon any group protected by state or federal laws and, in addition, to take affirmative action to recruit, employ and educate qualified members of under-represented groups.
- Policy Statement
The Maine Community College System provides equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, age, genetic information or Vietnam era veteran status pursuant to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Executive Order 11246 as amended by Executive Order 11375; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and the Maine Human Rights Act (5 M.R.S.A., §4551, et. seq.).
Eastern Maine Community College does not discriminate as proscribed by federal and/or state law on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, disability, marital, parental or Vietnam era veteran status in specified programs and activities. Inquiries about the College’s compliance with, and policies that prohibit discrimination on, these bases may be directed to:
United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 289-0111, TTY/TDD 617-289-0063, fax 617-289-0150
OCR.Boston@ed.gov | http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html?src=oc;
Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC),
51 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0051
(207) 624-6050, TTY/TTD 207-624-6064, fax 207-624-6063
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
475 Government Center, Boston, MA 02203
(617) 565-3200 or 1-800-669-4000, TTY 617-565-3204 or 1-800-669-6820, fax 617-565-3196
Inquiries about the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination on these bases may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer or MHRC identified above.
Questions, concerns, complaints and/or grievances about discrimination in any areas of the college should be directed to Eastern Maine Community College’s designated Affirmative Action Officer.
Affirmative Action Officer: Jody MacDonald
Director of Human Resources
Telephone Number: (207) 974-4633
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 CFR Part 104) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 upon request.
ADA Compliance Officer and Coordinator of Disability Services:
Accessibility Services Coordinator
*Please see the applicable laws below.
*Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (34 CFR part 106),
*Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (34 CFR Part 100),
*Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 CFR Part 104),
*Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its implementing regulations