Affirmative Action and Title IX Policy – CGCC

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Affirmative Action and Title IX Policy

Affirmative Action

The policy of Columbia-Greene Community College is to take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in admission, employment, and all College activities; to prohibit discrimination; and to promote the full realization of equal opportunity. This policy of nondiscrimination applies to everyone, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction in the administration of all College programs including employment. Employees, students, or applicants may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Melissa Fandozzi, Director of Human Resources (518.828.4181, extension 3337), is the Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator.

Michael Phippen, Professor of Transitional Studies (518.828.4181, extension 3236), is the Section 504 Compliance Officer for New York State Education Department Regulations.

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. This law requires Columbia-Greene Community College to establish a robust campus response to combat sexual violence and harassment and respond to survivors’ needs in order to ensure that all students have equal access to education. Information about Sexual Violence Prevention / Response and the Sexual Violence Prevention Report may be found on the website under “Student Life”. Address questions and concerns to the Title IX Coordinator, Melissa Fandozzi, at 518.828.4181, extension 3337.

Click to view our campus TIX training. Institutional Member of the Student Conduct Institute - The State University of New York.

Note: The College reserves the right at any time to make appropriate changes deemed advisable in the policies and procedures contained in this publication.

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