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I. Purpose

Anne Arundel Community College (“College”) is committed to providing and maintaining equal opportunity in all its activities, admissions, curriculum, employment, policies and programs and establishes this Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy (“Policy”) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of a protected class.

II. Scope and Applicability

This Policy applies to all members of, and entities within, the College and all individuals, companies, and organizations that conduct business with the College.

III. Prohibition of Discrimination

Anne Arundel Community College prohibits all types of discrimination including, but not limited to, race, including hair texture and hairstyle, color, religion or creed, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, and genetic information.

IV. Reporting

Complaints of discrimination shall be reported to the college’s Chief Compliance and Fair Practices Officer.

V. Information

For information regarding Anne Arundel Community College's compliance and complaints concerning discrimination, contact the Chief Compliance and Fair Practices Officer and Title IX Coordinator at complianceofficer@aacc.edu or 410-777-1239, or call Maryland Relay at 711.

Policy Title: Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy

Policy Category: Human Resources

Policy Owner: President

Policy Administrator: Chief Compliance and Fair Practices Officer

Contact Information: Tiffany Boykin, tfboykin@aacc.edu, 410-777-1239

Approval Date: Nov. 30, 2022

Effective Date: Nov. 30, 2022

History: Adopted May 12, 2009; Revised March 10, 2020

Applies to: All College employees and students

Related Policies: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Antiracism, and Accessibility Policy

Related Procedures: Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

Forms/Guidelines: N/A

Relevant Laws: N/A