Affirmative Action Guidelines and Complaint Procedure

Type

Procedure

Category

Institutional Integrity

Department

Affirmative Action/Diversity/Equal Opportunity

Phone

(541) 463-5585

Primary Contact

Dennis Carr

Contact Email

Responsible Executive Authority

College President

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe for students and employees the process by which concerns can be communicated and complaints can be filed.

The College strives to create and maintain an environment that is welcoming and accepting to all. Lane has a zero tolerance policy regarding all forms of harassment, and students and staff are entitled to a process for addressing grievances.

Narrative

Lane Community College is committed to providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lane is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. Students and employees have a legally protected right to a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and free from retaliation.

Lane prohibits discrimination in admissions, employment and access to Lane's programs, activities and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, disability, religion, expunged juvenile record, or veteran status.

Students, applicants and employees who feel they have encountered discrimination or harassment should inquire at the Human Resources Department for information on their rights, options and resources. The Human Resources Department has complaint procedures and referral information on complaint procedures and referrals. Confidentiality for all parties is ensured to the extent possible and retaliation is prohibited.

Human Resources staff is available to assist members address and correct discriminatory and/or harassing actions on college owned or controlled facilities.

If you wish to file an informal or formal complaint or an incident report, or you wish to discuss concerns, you may contact the Human Resources Department at (541) 463-5585. Human Resources is located in Building #3, Room 119.

For more information, please see th Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Policy.

Definitions

Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal, written, visual, or physical sexual conduct that makes the terms or conditions of employment contingent on the acceptance of unwanted sexual advances, that negatively affects employment or educational opportunities, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for one of the parties.


Harassment based on race, ethnicity or national origin is defined as unwelcome verbal, written or physical conduct based on a person's actual or perceived race, ethnicity or national origin that unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or academic performance, adversely affects the targeted individual's or others' work or learning opportunities, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Date Adopted

Saturday, May 1, 1999

Date Last Reviewed

Thursday, October 9, 2014