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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.

Nondiscrimination Statement

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 as required by Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: John Clopton (equity coordinator and Title IX coordinator for employees) or Nancy Henderson (Title IX coordinator for students), Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015, telephone 319-296-4405, email: equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, or 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.

Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

The College gives notice of our nondiscrimination policies and practices to it's stakeholders every year in July. The Hawkeye Community College Nondiscrimination Statement applies to all programs and services offered including all Career and Technical Education Programs and Liberal Arts AA and AS Degree Programs. See the Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Affirmative Action Plan

Hawkeye Community College has established and implemented an Affirmative Action Plan [pdf] to reflect its ethical and legal pledge to comply with laws and regulations requiring Equal Educational Opportunity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and 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; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; political affiliation or belief in its employment practices; educational programs and activities; admission procedures; outreach and recruitment; counseling and guidance; testing; selection, placement, appointment, and referral; or promotion/retention. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures 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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Equity Coordinator

John Clopton
Hawkeye Center 101
319-296-4405
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