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Racial Discrimination/Harassment

State and federal law prohibit racial discrimination. Racial discrimination is defined as conduct that is directed at an individual because of his or her race, color, or national origin or that of his or her spouse and that subjects the individual to different treatment by agents or employees so as to interfere with or limit the ability of the individual to participate in, or benefit from, the services, activities or privileges provided by the College, or otherwise adversely affects the individual's employment or education.

Racial harassment is a form of race discrimination, which is prohibited by state and federal law. Racial harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct that is directed at an individual because of his/her race, color, or national origin or that of his/her spouse and that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to have the purpose or effect of creating a hostile work or educational environment. Racial harassment may occur in a variety of relationships, including faculty and student, supervisor and employee, student and student, staff and student, employee and employee, and other relationships with other persons having business at or visiting the College.

Procedure to Investigate Complaints