• Equal Opportunity: Culture of Respect: 1100


  • Section 1000
    Equal Opportunity: Culture of Respect
    Board Policy: 1100

    Board of Education (BE)
    Approval:3/8/06
    Revised: 4/6/10
    4/13/11
    5/13/15

    The College is committed to a safe work environment for all employees and students, which includes zero tolerance from bullying, discrimination, and harassment along with the provision of equal opportunity in education and employment.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran’s status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic

    Non-discrimination
    The College promotes non-discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.  It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.  The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to non-discrimination.

    Non-bullying / Non-harassment
    The College is committed to maintaining a respectful working and learning environment with a zero tolerance policy regarding all forms of bullying or harassment.  It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in bullying, harassment or discrimination of any member of the College community based on but not limited to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. 

    The College shall: provide training that disseminates non-bullying / non-harassment procedures and complaint processes; notify the College community of rights and responsibilities; investigate all complaints promptly; and take appropriate action against offenders.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Amendments
    The College, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), (as amended), and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, is committed to maintaining employment practices, services, programs and activities that provide equity and access to qualified individuals with disabilities. The College is committed to ensure that all programs, services, and activities are accessible to people with disabilities, including College programs, services, and activities delivered on-line by the College through third-party vendors.  All College applicants, students and employees with disabilities are to be able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as nondisabled applicants and students, with substantially equivalent ease of use; and are not to be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any College programs, services, and activities in person and/or on-line.

    END OF POLICY

    Legal References:

    ORS 192.630
    ORS 243.706
    ORS 342.850
    ORS 342.865
    ORS 408.225
    ORS 408.230
    ORS 408.235
    ORS 659A.010 (14)
    ORS 659A.020
    ORS 659A.029
    ORS 659A.030
    ORS 659A.040
    ORS 659A.150
    ORS 659A.815
    ORS 659A.805
    ORS 659A.850 – 659A.870
    ORS 659A.855
    ORS 659A et seq.
    ORS 659A.860
    OAR 105-040-0010
    OAR 105-040-0015
    OAR 584-020-0040
    OAR 583-020-0041
    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C., Section 2000(d)
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C., Section 2000(e) et seq.
    Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, 29 U.S.C., Section 621
    Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C., Section 6101
    Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, 29 U.S.C., Section 206(d)
    Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C.A., Sections 504, 791, 793 and 794 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C., Sections 1681, 1682 and 1683, 34 CFR Part 106 (2000)
    Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C., Section 12101 et seq. 29 CFR Part 1630, 28 CFR, Part 35
    Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)
    EEOC v. Nat’l Educational Assoc., 442 f. 3d 840, 846-847 (9th Cir. 2005)
    Raess v. Doescher, Ind. Sup. Ct. April 8, 2008