Safety
Title IX and Sexual Harrassment

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 or 4-120.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.  CNCC will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Priscilla Rose as its Title IX Coordinator/Equal Opportunity Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For more information, contact:

TITLE IX COORDINATOR   HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Priscilla Rose   Kim Tucker
Asst to VP of Instruction & Student Affairs   Human Resources Director
500 Kennedy Dr., McLaughlin Bldg #250   500 Kennedy Dr., McLaughlin Bldg #215
Rangely, CO 81648   Rangely, CO 81648
(970) 675-3224   (970) 675-3335
priscilla [dot] rose [at] cncc [dot] edu   kim [dot] tucker [at] cncc [dot] edu

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

 

WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?

Discrimination is any distinction in favor of or against a person(s) on the basis of a trait of the group, class, or category to which the person(s) belongs rather than according to actual merit.

  • Discrimination can occur when a person is given a preference because of a personal trait. The result is that people without the trait are at a disadvantage.
  • Discrimination can occur when a person is disadvantaged because of a personal trait. The result is that people without that trait receive an unfair advantage.
  • Protection from discrimination is based on whether the personal trait is covered by the College policy that is stated above.

 

 

 

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT / TITLE IX OVERVIEW

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination and harassment in educational institutions.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?

The law prohibits discrimination against a person or group on the basis of sex by any College employee or student. Anyone who believes there has been an act of discrimination on the basis of sex against any person or group by a CNCC employee or student, at any of our campuses, service centers, or college-sanctioned events, may file a complaint with the CNCC Title IX Coordinator. The person making the report does not have to be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group.

 

 

 

REPORTING AN INCIDENT OR CONCERN OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OR HARASSMENT

CNCC employees and students have an ethical obligation to report an incidences they are aware of concerning discrimination or harassment. If the employee or student is unsure, he or she may direct questions to the Title IX Coordinator at the College.

THE LANGUAGE OF TITLE IX

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.