Nondiscrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunities

Riverland Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity.

Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers, we take appropriate measure to assess each student's ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling. Based on the assessment and counseling, student are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.

No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

Harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or membership or activity in a local commission has no place in a learning or work environment and is prohibited. Sexual violence also has no place in a learning or work environment. Riverland Community College shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system and college staff members may be necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.

Any student or employee who feels they are a victim of, or hears or witnesses such behavior, should contact one of the following Nondiscrimination Coordinators:

Cindy Brimacomb-Whiteaker
Human Resources Specialist
Austin Campus, West Building Room A137
507-433-0529 / cindy.brimacomb-whiteaker@riverland.edu

Sharon Stiehm
Disability Services Director
Austin Campus, West Building Room A119
507-433-0646/ sharon.stiehm@riverland.edu

Gary Schindler
Title IX Coordinator
Austin Campus, East Building Room N211
507-433-0829 / gary.schindler@riverland.edu

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