Governance, Organization, and Policy

Policy 01:07:00

Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Non Discrimination

Purpose:

To ensure equal employment opportunity to employees and applicants for employment, and equal opportunity to students for enrollment. Platt College is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all and, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and College policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy,* physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.** The College also prohibits sexual harassment in accordance with Policy 05:16:00 Racial and Sexual Harassment.  This policy applies to faculty and staff, applicants for faculty and staff positions, students and potential applicants for the BSN program.

*Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

**Service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.

Revision Responsibility: Title IX Coordinator

Responsible Executive Office: President

Created: August 4, 2009, Revised: June 6, 2014 to include pregnancy, childbirth, and medical condition, and to update the Affirmative Action Statement for Publications, July 11, 2017 to reflect change in policy number(s) and name(s)

Policy:

I. Affirmative Action

  • Platt College hereby reaffirms the policy of the Board of Directors that the College will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services in educational and employment opportunities, and is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. 
  • Similarly, Platt College will not, on the basis of a protected status, subject any student to discrimination under any educational program. No student shall be discriminatorily excluded from participation in nor denied the benefits of any educational program.
  • Platt College will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services in educational and employment opportunities

Such action shall include, but is not limited to:

  1. Recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to any of the foregoing prohibited factors;
  2. Base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity;
  3. Ensure that promotion decisions are in accord with principles of equal employment opportunity by imposing only valid requirements for promotional opportunities; and
  4. Ensure that all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, and college-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreation programs, will be administered without regard to any of the foregoing prohibited factors.

II. Harassment

See Policy 03:22:00 Non-Discrimination Policy for Students and Policy 05:16:00 Non-Discrimination Policy for Employees. Platt College will be a place of work and study for employees and students free of sexual harassment and/or harassment on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, mental, or physical disability, veteran status or national origin.  Harassment constitutes a form of discrimination. Harassment in the workplace or the educational environment is unacceptable conduct and will not be condoned.

III. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title VI, and Title IX

Administrators who oversee hiring practices at Platt College have a shared responsibility to make sure that Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA), Title VI and Title IX policies are being upheld. There is a shared responsibility for ensuring compliance with this policy and with all applicable laws and regulations, receiving and investigating complaints and appeals and making recommendations regarding their disposition to the President, reviewing the effectiveness of the EEO/AA program, and recommending improvements to the President.

IV. Training and Education

The Inclusion and Equity Committee (a standing campus-wide committee) will ensure that annual EEO/AA training and awareness programs occur annually.  The committee updates the Diversity Plan annually and presents it to the President and Board of Directors for approval.  The chairperson of the committee reports directly to the President. 

V. Affirmative Action Statement for Publications

The college’s affirmative action statement shall be included in publications and shall read as follows:

Platt College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services in educational and employment opportunities, and is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. 

Faculty and Staff Policies and Procedures

  • Policy 01:07:00 Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Discrimination
  • Policy 05:02:00 Policy Statements for Title IX, VI, Section 504
  • Policy 05:16:00 Non-Discrimination Policy for Employees

Additional Available Resources:

  • Title IX Statement and Resources
  • Platt College's Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Faculty/Staff Representation on the Inclusion and Equity Committee

Student Policies

  • Policy 05:02:00 Policy Statements for Title IX, VI, Section 504
  • Policy 03:22:00 Non-Discrimination Policy for Student

Additional Available Resources:

  • Title IX Resources
  • Student Right to Know
  • Platt College's Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Student Representation on the Inclusion and Equity Committee