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DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT, Including SEXUAL HARASSMENT

It is the policy of MCC to provide equal opportunity for all enrolled students and applicants for admission to the college, free from discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment), based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and/or disability. This policy applies to discrimination and/or harassment complaints by students for actions occurring on college property or in admissions, program access, student employment of regular student workers and work-study student workers, and treatment in official college programs and activities. This policy applies to any person who has applied to the college for admission or readmission, who is currently enrolled, or who was a student of the college at the time of the alleged discrimination or harassment.

If you have questions or believe you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, you may contact the Title IX Complaint Officers whose contact information is listed below:

MCC District
Christina McGee
Director Employee Relations and Training
3217 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2429
Telephone: 816.604.1023

MCC-Blue River:
Jon Burke
Dean of Student Development
20301 W. 78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057-2053
Telephone: 816.604.6620

MCC-Business & Technology:
Karen Moore
Dean of Student Development
1775 Universal Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120-1318
Telephone: 816.604.5229

MCC-Longview:
Karen Goos
Dean of Student Development
500 SE Longview Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2105
Telephone: (816) 604.2326

MCC-Maple Woods:
Shelli Allen
Dean of Student Development
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299
Telephone: 816.604.3175

MCC-Penn Valley:
Yvette Sweeney
Dean of Student Development & Enrollment
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2764
Telephone: 816.604.4114

Notice of Nondiscrimination

This public "NOTICE of NON-DISCRIMINATION" is required by several federal laws and regulations including those implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, §504 and the Age Discrimination Act. This notice serves to inform all members of the MCC faculty, staff, student body and guests, that MCC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, birth, ancestry, national origin, or disability in admissions; educational programs, services, or activities; and employment. Following are the applicable federal and state civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination:

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities by employers with fifteen (15) or more employees. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office for Civil Rights are the agencies assigned to enforce Title I of the ADA.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits disability discrimination by public entities, including public colleges and universities whether or not they receive federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title II of the ADA.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education are covered by Title VI. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VI.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against unlawful employment practices based on their race, color, sex, and national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 significantly extended plaintiffs' rights under Title VII. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VII.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities and extends to employment and admission to institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title IX.

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 protects people from discrimination based on age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the ADA of 1975.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the ADEA.
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the CRA of 1991.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the EPA.

504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects people from discrimination in admission, employment, treatment, or access based on disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing 504.

Executive Order 11246 requires certain government contractors to engage in affirmative action and to not discriminate based on race, sex, or national origin. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (U.S. Department of Labor) is the agency charged with enforcing Executive Order 11246 and ensuring that federal contractors are in compliance.

Disability Resources

MCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and §504 of the Rehabilitation Act which prohibits discrimination in admission or access to its programs based on disability. Each MCC campus has a Disability Support Services office that provides special services for students with documented disabilities. Arrangements can be made for aids and adjustments to help ensure equal access to programs and services. Each campus Disability Support Services office also has information regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.

MCC-Blue River
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
20301 E. 78 Highway,
Independence, MO 64057-2023
Telephone: 816.604.6569
Office Hours

MCC-Business & Technology
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
2601 NE Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO, 64156-1200
Telephone: 816.604.3192
Office Hours

MCC-Longview
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
500 SW Longview Road,
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2015
Telephone: 816.604.2254
Office Hours

MCC-Maple Woods
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
2601 NE Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO 64156-1200
Telephone: 816.604.3192
Office Hours

MCC-Penn Valley
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
3201 Southwest Trafficway,
Kansas City, MO 64111-2764
Telephone: 816.604.4293
Office Hours

College Nondiscrimination Statement

MCC’s nondiscrimination statement prohibits discrimination and harassment against individuals based on characteristics protected under federal and state law, as well as on the basis of sexual orientation. The college also prohibits retaliation based upon reporting of such violations. MCC is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, birth, ancestry, national origin, or disability in admissions; educational programs, services, or activities; and employment; as specified by federal laws Title VI; Title VII; Title IX, §504; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and state laws and regulations.

Federal Citations

The regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, §504, the Age Discrimination Act, and Title VII contain requirements for recipients to issue notices of nondiscrimination. 34 C.F.R. Sections 100.6(d), 106.9, 104.8, 110.25, 41 C.F.R. Sections 60-1.42(a), respectively. The Title II regulation also contains a notice requirement that applies to all units of government, whether or not they receive federal aid. (See 28 C.F.R. 35.106.)

MCC is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Inquiries concerning MCC’s compliance may be addressed to the following persons:

MCC District
Christina McGee
Director Employee Relations and Training
3217 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2429
Telephone: 816.604.1023

MCC-Blue River:
Jon Burke
Dean of Student Development
20301 W. 78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057-2053
Telephone: 816.604.6620

MCC-Business & Technology:
Karen Moore
Dean of Student Development
1775 Universal Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120-1318
Telephone: 816.604.5229

MCC-Longview:
Karen Goos
Dean of Student Development
500 SE Longview Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2105
Telephone: 816.604.2326

MCC-Maple Woods:
Shelli Allen
Dean of Student Development
2601 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156-1299
Telephone: 816.604.3175

MCC-Penn Valley:
Yvette Sweeney
Dean of Student Development & Enrollment
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2764
Telephone: 816.604.4114

Last Modified: 8/11/14