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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Charter Oak State College recognizes its responsibility to the principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity and is committed to carrying out these principles with diligence and conviction.

Charter Oak State College is committed to acknowledging the worth of all persons within the higher education community, to promoting pluralism and to seeking an end to acts of intolerance. The promotion of racial, religious and ethnic pluralism is a responsibility of all individuals within the Charter Oak State College community. Acts of violence and harassment reflecting bias or intolerance of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic or cultural origins are unacceptable and Charter Oak State College will take corrective action if such acts of violence or harassment occur.

Charter Oak State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"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."
-- Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexually motivated misconduct. See "Sexual Misconduct Reporting, Support Services and Processes Policy"

Charter Oak's Title IX Informal Resolution Procedure can be found here along with the  Grievance Procedures.  If you are a student who has a question or complaint regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact:

If you are an employee of Charter Oak Staff College and you have question or complaint regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact:

Inquiries regarding the application of the federal non-discrimination policy may be referred to the Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202, or the Regional Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, J.W. McCormack Post Office & Courthouse Building, Room 222, Boston, MA 02109.