|approved by Board of Regents 01/22/2016|
As per Federal mandate, applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicant for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with State Technical College of Missouri are hereby notified that State Technical College of Missouri is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race,gender identity ,gender expression,sex,sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran to ensure nondiscrimination.
Any person having inquiries concerning State Technical College of Missouri compliance with regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans Disabilities Act of 1990 is directed to contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs by telephone at (573) 897-5000 or by mail at State Technical College of Missouri, One Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating the institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Any person may contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or Section 504. The Kansas City Office for Civil Rights may be reached at U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, MO 64114-3302. The telephone number is (816) 268-0550 and fax number is (816) 823-1404. Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD): (877) 521-2172. E-mail: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov and Website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index/html.
A student may not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran in:
- Access to enrollment in courses
- Access to and use of college facilities
- Counseling and guidance materials, tests, and practices
- Vocational education
- Physical education
- Competitive athletics
- Graduation requirements
- Student rules, regulations, and benefits
- Treatment as a married and/or pregnant student
- Financial assistance
- Placement services
- Health services
- College-sponsored extracurricular activities
- Most other aid, benefits or services
A student may also file a complaint of illegal discrimination with the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC, or the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, at the same time the State Technical College of Missouri grievance process is filed; or without using the State Technical College of Missouri grievance process.
If a student files a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, he/she must file it, in writing, no later than 180 days after the occurrence of the possible discrimination. For assistance, see the Counseling Services Staff or Associate Dean of Student Affairs. The Counseling Services Staff or Associate Dean of Student Affairs will supply the current Office of Civil Rights address. If a complaint is filed with State Technical College of Missouri, the student will have a year to file the paperwork.