Non-discrimination and prevention of harassment and related unprofessional conduct

Johnson State College (JSC) does not engage in unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, marital status or any other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, racial harassment, and harassment of persons based upon other protected categories are forms of discrimination and will not be tolerated. Also, inappropriate sexual relationships between staff and students, although they may not rise to the level of sexual harassment, are prohibited. Further, JSC, in accordance with Vermont law, does not discriminate against any person on the basis of the person having a positive HIV-related blood test.

JSC does not discriminate on the basis of the above protected categorizations in application processes for admissions or employment, in academic and residential programs, in employment practices and policies, in scholarship and loan programs, in athletic programs, and any other programs or facilities. JSC is an equal opportunity employer.

The above is taken from VSC Policy 311, which is available online at www.vsc.edu/PublicInfoData.aspx, VSC Policies and Procedures Manual. Any questions or complaints about potential or perceived discrimination, harassment or related unprofessional conduct in violation of any state or federal law or VSC Policy 311 should be directed to the Assistant Academic Dean, at JSC, 802-635-1243. Please contact the JSC Learning Specialist, Academic Support Services, at 802-635-1264, if accommodations are needed to apply for admission; and the Dean of Administration, at 802-635-1208, if accommodations are needed for employment.

Johnson State College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

209 Burlington Road

Bedford, MA 01730-1433

(781) 271-0022

cihe@neasc.org