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The Office of Institutional Equity handles harassment and discrimination cases at CCRI through Title IX policies and procedures. Additionally, the OIE administers programs and workshops to foster an inclusive and diverse college culture.

Our Mission

Under the auspices of the President, the Office of Institutional Equity provides leadership and guidance to the CCRI campus community on issues of equity to foster inclusive learning and workspaces.

Through educational initiatives, consultation and oversight of our College’s harassment prevention and nondiscrimination policies and reporting systems (including all aspects of AA/EEO compliance and Title IX), the Office of Institutional Equity:

  • Serves students, faculty and staff as a primary resource for reporting incidents of unlawful harassment or discrimination,
  • Develops and disseminates policies related to equity, discrimination, and harassment,
  • Supports efforts to strengthen college organizational culture, and
  • Guides recruitment and hiring practices to support an equitable and performance-based hiring process

What We Do

The Office of Institutional Equity encompasses multiple initiatives that build and strengthen an inclusive and diverse CCRI culture. OIE members work alongside faculty and other staff members during the hiring process, dialogue-based workshops, and educational sessions to educate members of the CCRI community are aware of policies related to equity and inclusion and equipped to cultivate a positive and inclusive work environment.

OIE is currently working on:

Policy

The college is dedicated to equitable treatment of students and employees and supports related institutional policies. OIE helps create and disseminate this policy information through our website, educational materials, and workshops.

Response

OIE responds to and manages allegations of harassment and discrimination that occur in the CCRI community. Click here for more information about this process.

College Culture

CCRI’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan includes a goal to “define and establish a CCRI culture that promotes transparency, respect, and accountability.” The OIE is working with an employee task force to envision a strengthened culture, and is actively engaging all employees in this process. Please visit www.ccri.edu/equity/culture for more information.

Our leaders and managers play an important role in carrying out a positive college culture. Click here to learn about our professional development programs for supervisors, managers, and department chairs.

Hiring Practices

OIE supports the goals established by the college’s Affirmative Action Plan and works with search chairs and search committees on hiring processes. OIE staff offer training, strategic guidance, and resources to support an equitable and performance-based search process.