South Central College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. 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, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission has no place in a learning or work environment and is prohibited. Sexual violence has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, South Central College shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by college and staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.

This policy is directed at verbal and physical conduct that constitutes discrimination/harassment under state and federal law and is not directed at the content of speech. In cases in which verbal statements and other forms of expression are involved, SCC will give due consideration to an individual’s constitutionally protected right to free speech and academic freedom.

South Central College and MnSCU Board Policy 1B.1 Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity and Procedure 1B.1.1 can be found at: http://www.mnscu.edu/board/policy/1b01.html.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE:

Students and employees who feel they are, or have been, victims of harassment or discrimination should inform the college Affirmative Action Officer or Regional Investigator as soon as possible.  You can contact the college's representatives directly using the contact information below or use the Harrassment / Discrimination Complaint Form

Affirmative Action Officer

Dr. Anade Long-Jacobs
1920 Lee Boulevard
Human Resources Office
Room C135
North Mankato, MN 56003

North Mankato: 507-389-7219 ∙ 1-800-722-9359
Phone:  Faribault: 507-332-5856 ∙ 1-800-422-0391

Regional Investigator

Ricki Walters

507-433-0368
507-438-0588 (Cell)