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Non-Discrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and/or disability, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity conducted under its auspices. This shall extend to employees therein and admission thereto. Inquiries concerning the application of this policy should be referred to the coordinator designated below.

Complaints under Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), and/or Section 504 (disability) should be referred to:

Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223-2690
(513) 569-1759 phone
(513) 569-1719 fax

Dissemination Procedure

This policy may be disseminated through the following means:

  • Cincinnati State website
  • Student Handbook
  • College Catalog
  • Administrator’s Manual
  • Student Code of Conduct (by reference)
  • Adjunct Handbook
  • New Employee Orientations
  • College-wide postings
  • Admissions Book
  • First Year Education (FYE) course, required of all new students

Legal References:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1972, Title VI, Title VII
  • Executive Order 11246, 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Title VII
  • Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX (P.L. 92-318)
  • 45 CFR, Parts 81, 86 (Federal Register June 4, 1985, August 11, 1975)
  • Public Law 93-162 (Section 504)

Title IX and Section 504 Grievance Procedures

In accordance with federal and state Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidelines, any student who believes that Cincinnati State or any of the College’s staff, instructors, and/or administrators have inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 (sex/gender), and/ or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability) may bring forward a complaint which shall be referred to as a formal grievance.

The complainant may file her/his complaint directly with the OCR, United States Department of Education, and/or use the internal grievance set forth as follows:

Step 1

An alleged formal discrimination grievance complaint should first be made to the College’s Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 coordinator within 10 school days from the date of the incident. Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator:

Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223-2690
(513) 569-1759 phone
(513) 569-1719 fax

Step 2

If not resolved at Step 1, the decision may be appealed to the College’s Executive Vice President, who functions as the final mediator at the local level, within five school days from the date of the Step 1 decision.

Step 3

If not resolved at Step 2, the decision may be appealed by the complainant to the OCR, U.S. Department of Education, 55 Erieview Plaza, Room 300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114-1816.

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