Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action

Educational Equity Statement

Hawkeye Community College is committed to equity and diversity in educational services and employment practices.

College curriculum, programs, and services will promote respect and appreciation for cultural diversity and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals as members of a global society. 

College employees have a responsibility to contribute to an environment for learning and working that encourages and enhances the valuing of fairness, enthusiasm for diversity, and passion for respectful interaction.

Hawkeye Community College is committed to maintaining an educational and work environment in which students, faculty, and staff can work together in an atmosphere free of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation.

Hawkeye Community College has developed and implemented an Affirmative Action Plan [pdf] to demonstrate an ethical and legal commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity.  The Plan is designed to advance the representation and utilization of protected class members and to prevent discrimination.  The Plan is periodically reviewed and revised in an evolving process to continually and optimally promote equity in educational services and employment practices at Hawkeye Community College.

Hawkeye Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; political affiliation or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law.  In addition, discrimination and/or retaliation of or against an individual because of an association with someone with an aforementioned protected characteristic or for reporting discrimination is also prohibited.  Prohibited forms of sex-based discrimination include sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation, as well as domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Any person has the right to file a complaint alleging non-compliance by Hawkeye Community College with College, State, or Federal policies or regulations requiring non-discrimination in educational services and employment.  

Inquiries or complaints related to this Educational Equity Statement may be made to:

John Clopton, Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, Hawkeye Community College 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, IA 50701, 319-296-4405 or 800-670-4769, ext. 4405

Nancy Henderson, Title IX Coordinator for students, Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, IA 50701, 319-296-4448, or 800-670-4769, ext. 4448

The Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL  60661, phone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576.

Protected Classes (defined by authority)

Federal Authority Protected Class Iowa Code Authority Protected Class
Title VI Race, Color, National Origin §216.9 – Programs Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Creed, Religion
Title IX Sex
Section 504 Disability §216.9(d) Actual or potential parental, family, or marital status
Title II of the ADAAA Disability
Title II of GINA Genetic Information §216.6 – Employment Includes the protected classes covered under §216.9
VEVRAA of 1974 Veterans
Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Age

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Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
319-296-4004

Equity Coordinator

John Clopton
319-296-4405
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