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How to File a Complaint

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for implementing and monitoring CCRI's harassment prevention and nondiscrimination policies across all campuses of CCRI. It is important to know the policies and procedures.

Under the CCRI/CPSC Complaint Procedures, you can file a complaint or report of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct by a student with the Dean of Students, Michael Cunningham at mjcunningham2@ccri.edu or with Elizabeth H. Canning, Title IX Coordinator and Director, Institutional Equity at ehcanning.  All incidents of harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct by faculty, staff and visitors of the campus can be filed or reported directly to the Office of Institutional Equity at equity@ccri.edu or to the Office of Human Resources.

Our policies prohibit retaliation against anyone for coming forward with a concern or submitting a complaint. If you believe you have experienced prohibited retaliation, you may contact the Office for Institutional Equity at equity@ccri.edu.


Of course at any time during the process, you have the right to consult individuals or agencies external to or outside of CCRI.

Harassment

Harassment of any individual for any reason is not acceptable at CCRI. Harassment is a form of prohibited discrimination and may arise in situations unique to a given interpersonal relationship or in actions rooted in an attitude toward a group. Sexual harassment (including sexual violence) is perhaps the most commonly understood form of harassment, but it is important to note that harassment on any demographic basis—including age, color, disability, national origin, sex, genetic information, gender identity, race, religion, or sexual orientation—also occurs. In all cases, harassment undermines the College's commitments to excellence and to respect for the dignity and worth of all individuals. CCRI’s harassment prevention policies applies to harassment committed by employees, students, and third parties (such as vendors, contractors, and visitors to campus); CCRI’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy applies to sexual misconduct committed by students; you can find information regarding that policy and its complaint-handling procedures here.

Disability

CCRI has adopted a grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging discrimination based on the denial of accommodations for disability. If you'd like to report or file a complaint regarding our reasonable accommodation policies, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at equity@ccri.edu.

Discrimination

CCRI is committed to ensuring an environment that is free of prohibited discrimination and has policies in place to encourage an inclusive community that respects and values all of its community members. In support of this commitment, CCRI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. CCRI complies with applicable federal laws addressing discrimination. If you feel you have been subjected to prohibited discrimination, you can find information regarding both policies and procedures about filing a complaint on the OIE homepage or you can contact us at equity@ccri.edu.

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Last Updated: 6/2/17