Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Policy

Consistent with federal and state law, the Board of Trustees will facilitate through the Affirmative Action Officer equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, use of lawful products while not at work, physical or mental handicap or disability (if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation), or other factors which cannot lawfully be the basis for an employment decision.

The term "employment opportunities" includes hiring, promotion, termination, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

In accordance with federal law, the College will maintain a written Affirmative Action Program to implement and maintain the policy of equal opportunity through positive efforts. (Board Policy 15-5)

Non-discrimination applies to all areas of the College, including the following departments: Admissions, Educational Services, Employment, Financial Aid, Placement and Recruitment. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs. Admissions criteria and descriptions of educational programs are available in the College's printed and online semester Class Schedule and college Catalog.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Student Inquiries:
Dean of Student Affairs
Student Services Center (SSC), Suite 3200
(630) 942-3224

Employee and/or Visitor Inquiries:
Linda Sands-Vankerk
Vice President, Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2134
(630) 942-2460
Fax: (630) 942-4027

T.D.D. (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf)
(630) 858-9692

American With Disabilities Act accommodations
(630) 942-2141 (voice)
(630) 858-9692 (TDD)