Title IX Non-discrimination Policy
Our Commitment to Equal Opportunity
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The College does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, sexual identity, marital status, religion, disability, or on any other unlawful basis. The College is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment, on any of these unlawful bases and any associated retaliatory behavior. All employees and students must be allowed to work and learn in an environment free from discrimination.
Any person who believes that s/he has been discriminated against may pursue an institutional complaint and/or may pursue other remedies provided by law. Procedures for filing discrimination complaints on the basis of disability discrimination or denial of accommodations are addressed separately by the South Puget Sound Community College Procedures and Appeals Process for Accommodating Students with Disabilities and Disability Discrimination Complaints. Those procedures may be found at the College’s Disability Support Services Office, at the College’s Human Resources Office, and at the Hawks Prairie campus front desk, at Procedures and Appeals Process for Accommodating Students with Disabilities and Disability Discrimination Complaints. (pdf)
The procedures for filing discrimination, sexual harassment and all other complaints may be found in the Title IX Non-Discrimination Policy (pdf). Hard copies of the policy and procedures are available at the Office of the Chief of Human Resources, the Office of the Vice President of Student Services, and the Hawks Prairie campus front desk.
The Chief of Human Resources Office (Chief “HRO”) is the designated employee responsible for the College’s compliance with anti-discrimination laws and investigations of discrimination complaints. Contact information for the Chief HRO is: (360) 596-5361, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, Washington 98512.