Affirmative Action Policy
The College declares and reaffirms a policy of equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity and nondiscrimination where applicable in the provision of educational services to the public. The College will make all decisions regarding recruitment without discrimination on grounds of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or protected characteristic which cannot be lawfully the basis for an employment decision.
The College reaffirms its policy of administering all of its educational programs and related supporting services and benefits in a manner which does not discriminate because of a student’s or prospective student’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or protected characteristic which cannot be lawfully the basis for provision of such services.
Further, the College commits itself to a program of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, set forth herein, to encourage the application of minority and women students, to identify and eliminate the effects of any past discrimination in the provision of educational procedures which will assure equal treatment and equal access to the facilities and educational benefits of the institution to all students, as required by law.
The College reaffirms its policy of nondiscrimination, on the basis of minority status, sex, or other impermissible grounds, in the provision of all related services provided to members of the public by facilities under control of the College.
Further, the College takes affirmative action to employ, promote, and otherwise treat qualified handicapped, disabled veterans, and Vietnam veterans without regard to either their disability or status in the following areas: employment, promotion, demotion or transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, or selection for training programs.
Further, the College commits itself to a continuing program to assure that unlawful discrimination does not occur in the services it renders to the public and that those sectors of the public most affected by this policy be kept informed of its content.
It is the policy of Baker College not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age, or handicap in educational programs, activities, employment, or recruitment. Inquiries regarding compliance can be directed to:
Vice President for Human Resources
FOR TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972 SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
If any person believes that BAKER COLLEGE has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he/she may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance to the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer at the following address:
Vice President for Human Resources
The person who believes he/she has a valid basis for grievance shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the local vice president for academics or campus dean, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply with an answer to the complainant. He/she may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps:
A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the local EEO/AA Officer within five (5) business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint. The EEO/AA Officer shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days.
If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the local EEO/AA Officer, he/she may submit a signed statement of appeal to the college president within five (5) business days after receipt of the EEO/AA Officer’s response. The college president shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within to (10) business days.
At any time, a grievance or inquiry may be made to the Office for Civil Rights Region V, Department of Education, Room 700C 7th Floor, 401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605-1202. The local EEO/AA Officer, on request will provide a copy of the College’s grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure. A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based may be found in the EEO/AA Officer’s office.