Affirmative Action Statement
Cape Cod Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status in its education programs or in admissions to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs or activities as required by the Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and regulations promulgated there under; 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX), and Part 104 (Section 504); and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
All inquiries concerning application of the above should be forwarded to the Affirmative Action Officer or Title IX Officer including all complaints, concerns or questions. All complaints, concerns, questions or requests for auxiliary aids and services regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act should be forwarded to the Director of the O’Neill Center for Disability Services. Telephone number 508.362.2131 x4337 or TTY 508.375.4027.
This notice is available in large print, audio tape, and in Braille from the A.D.A. Compliance Coordinator or from the O’Neill Center.
Complaint Procedure - SUMMARY
For detailed information, please refer to the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Step I - Investigation
- Complainant files a formal written complaint with the Affirmative Action Officer.
Student complaints are filed within thirty (30) days of the end of the instructional period.
Employee complaints are filed within thirty (30) days of the grievable act.
- AA Officer notifies the Responding Party in writing of the complaint and provides a copy of the formal complaint - within the timeline specified by the collective bargaining agreement.
- Responding Party submits a written response to the complaint to the AA Officer - within ten (10) days of receiving the notice.
- AA Officer conducts an investigation, prepares and issues a Report of Preliminary Findings to the parties - within thirty (30) days of the Responding Party's written response.
Status updates are provided to the parties every thirty (30) days until the report is complete.
- Both parties submit Rebuttal Statements to the AA Officer - within ten (10) days of receipt of the Report of Preliminary Findings.
- AA Officer reviews the Rebuttal Statements, prepares and submits a Report of Final Findings and Recommendations to the President's Designee - within seven (7) days of receiving the parties' Rebuttal Statements.
Step II - Review and Decision by the President's Designee
- President's designee issues a written decision to the parties - within ten (10) days of receipt of the Report of Final Findings and Recommendations.
Step III - Appeal to the President
- A party may file an appeal of the Designee's written decision with the President - within five (5) days of receiving the Designee's written decision.
- The President issues a written decision accepting, rejecting or modifying the Designee's decision - within five (5) days of receiving the appeal.
Inquiries may be directed to:
Doug Terry, Coordinator, O’Neill Center for Disability Services
P. Paul Alexander
Affirmative Action Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Jeanmarie Fraser,Title IX Officer (Students)
Michelle Houlihan,Title IX Officer (Employees)
For purposes of filing federal charges of discrimination under Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, or Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, students may contact:
Federal Office for Civil Rights
McCormack Post Office and Court House
Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity