Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy

Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy

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Mitchell Community College is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members.

Consistent with this commitment, and with all applicable laws, it is the policy of the College not to tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment in any form and to provide those who feel that they are victims of discrimination with mechanisms for seeking redress. 

Also consistent with this commitment, Mitchell Community College prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship or immigration status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, partnership status, military status, or any other applicable legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs and functions.

Nothing in this policy shall abridge academic freedom or the College's educational mission. Prohibitions against discrimination and discriminatory harassment do not extend to actions, statements or written materials that are relevant and appropriately related to course subject matter or academic debate.

This policy governs the conduct of all Mitchell Community College students, faculty, staff and visitors that occurs on the College's campuses or in connection with College-sponsored programs.  This policy also governs conduct by Mitchell Community College students, faculty, staff and visitors that creates, contributes to, or continues a hostile work, educational or living environment for a member or members of the College community.