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Equal Opportunity


Itasca Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or student access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression.  In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

Itasca Community College is committed to and supports aggressive affirmative action steps and programs intended to remedy the historical under-representation of persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in the work force.

 Valuing Diversity

Itasca Community College has accepted a special role and responsibility in fostering diversity in our society.

 The college is dedicated to the search for knowledge, and the right of every individual in our learning community to pursue that search with freedom, dignity and security, regardless of religious affiliation, race, ethnic heritage, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical ability.

 The college publicly declares its intention to continue the development of multicultural learning communities that will not tolerate acts of harassment and intolerance; to establish, communicate and enforce standards of behavior for students, staff and faculty that uphold our academic values and our legal obligations; and to promote the acceptance of and respect for individuals in an atmosphere of caring for others.

Rights and Protections Provided by the ADA

ADA Policy

Itasca Community College complies fully with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. section 12101, which prohibits discrimination in employment and public educational services on the basis of an individual’s disability. The ADA Policy is found in student services areas on campus.

 Itasca Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. The Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) coordinates compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Section 35.107 of the Department of Justice Regulations. Information concerning the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the OSD Director.

The coordinator for Title IX, Section 504 and ADA is Provost Barbara McDonald, 112 Administration Building, 218-322-2401

Harassment and Violence

Harassment of an individual or group or on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system, college, and university staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.

 It is the policy of Itasca Community College to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from religious, racial or sexual harassment and violence.

It shall be a violation of this policy for any student, instructor, administrator or other college personnel to harass a student, instructor, administrator or other college personnel through conduct or communication of a sexual nature or regarding religion and race as defined by this policy. (For purposes of this policy, college personnel includes college employees, agents, volunteers, contractors or persons subject to the supervision and control of the college.)

It shall be a violation of this policy for any student, instructor, administrator or other personnel of the college to inflict, threaten to inflict or attempt to inflict religious, racial or sexual violence upon any student, instructor, administrator or other college personnel.

The college will act to investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence, and to discipline or take appropriate action against any student, instructor, administrator or other college personnel who is found to have violated this policy.

 Please refer to the ICC student handbook for an explanation of detailed procedures. This policy is consistent with MnSCU Procedure 1B.1.1 (www.mnscu.edu/board/policy/1b01.html).