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Sexual Orientation Included
in MCCCD Nondiscrimination Policy

In addition to the areas where federal laws prohibit discrimination (e.g., race, age, gender, disability), the MCCCD nondiscrimination policy also prohibits discrimination against students and employees on the basis of sexual orientation.

Just as jokes or comments about a particular racial or ethnic group might be considered derogatory and are prohibited in the workplace, the same rationale applies to sexual orientation.

Language prohibiting discrimination based upon sexual orientation was approved by the MCCCD Governing Board in 1992.

To discriminate against an MCCCD student either in admissions or treatment in programs and activities--or against an MCCCD employee in such areas as hiring, promotion, evaluation or termination--on the basis of that individual's sexual orientation would constitute a violation of Governing Board policy, and would therefore result in appropriate corrective action.

The Student Services Office at each college or center investigates complaints by students related to unlawful or District-prohibited discrimination.

Employees may file complaints through the MCCCD EEO/AA office. Information on complaint procedures, as well as complaint forms can be obtained by calling 480-731-8885.

Published in the Special EEO Edition 1998 of In Brief

Questions or comments?
Contact Gerry Bradshaw @ 480.731.8885

Maricopa Community Colleges
Office of General Counsel
2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281-6942
480.731.8877 / 480.731.8890 fax

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