Discrimination and Harassment

Tri-C is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment — as well as other benefits, programs and activities — that are free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation. These commitments are moral imperatives consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences, diversity and meaningful individual freedom to pursue professional and educational goals.

To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the College community, Tri-C has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair and impartial process for those involved in allegations of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected class status.

The College prohibits discrimination against students, employees and others based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, domestic abuse and stalking), pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, military status, genetic information, participation in protected activity (retaliation) and/or any other statutes protected by state or federal law, including Title II, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, retaliation and Title IX violations can be made to the Office of Institutional Equity, which will promptly, thoroughly and equitably investigate and resolve allegations to stop, remediate and prevent discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, retaliation and Title IX violations. The full Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Retaliation and Title IX policy and procedure is available at tri-c.edu/policies-and-procedures.  A physical copy can be obtained by contacting the College’s Office of Institutional Equity:

Cuyahoga Community College
700 Carnegie Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44115

Visit tri-c.edu/OIE for more information.