Notice of Non-Discrimination
Pursuant to Niagara County Community College (NCCC) policy, the College is fully committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants and other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, treated adversely, or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.
NCCC's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. NCCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, political belief, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence status, or prior arrests and criminal convictions, in acceptance for or provision of services, employment or treatment, in its educational and other programs and activities. These laws include Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Under other provisions of applicable law, NCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
If you believe you have been discriminated against or if you feel you have been retaliated against for opposing unlawful discriminatory practices, you should contact:
Assistant Director of Human Resources for Compliance
You may also be able to file a complaint with the State Division of Human Rights.
NYS Division of Human Rights
Walter Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court St. Suite 506
Buffalo, NY 14202
Policy effective as of March 2013