Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

The Community College of Baltimore County does not discriminate against any individual for reason of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, income-level, or limited English proficiency in the admission and treatment of students, educational programs and activities, scholarship and loan programs, hiring of faculty and staff, or any terms and conditions of employment.

CCBC recognizes the value of a diverse workforce that is reflective of the students and of the community we serve, and as such, the college is committed to welcoming, respecting and embracing the differences and similarities of our employees and our students. We acknowledge the richness of multiculturalism and diversity. We hold each member of the college community responsible and accountable for fostering a climate of acceptance, inclusion, respect and dignity of all persons.

Nondiscrimination in Employment

CCBC is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all of its hiring and employment practices. All applicants for employment, promotion and/or transfer will be assessed based on their education, training, experience and qualifications. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, engaging in protected activity, or any other basis protected by law. This include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title 20, State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and other related authorities.

This applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, training, and referrals for employment.

Work environment free from discrimination and harassment

CCBC is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and/or harassment of any nature including, but not limited to, racial, religious, sexual orientation, age, gender, national origin, ancestral, veteran status, disability or any other type of harassment. Harassment is unwanted verbal, physical, or visual conduct relating to an individual’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, or disability. This behavior will not be condoned or tolerated by CCBC.

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature which creates an offensive, intimidating or hostile work environment. Sexual harassment includes requests for sexual favors, sexual comments, suggestions, jokes, and the display of sexually suggestive pictures, calendars or other objects.

Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

CCBC is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all other applicable federal and state regulations, to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. A qualified individual with a disability is anyone who has the skills, experience, and education required for the position and who can perform the job’s essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation. CCBC is committed to making reasonable accommodations (reasonable changes in the work environment or in the manner in which duties are performed) for qualified individuals with a disability, unless doing so would present an undue hardship to the college. Undue hardships include accommodations that are unduly costly and/or those which fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the college.

Opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs and services

CCBC notes its commitment to equality and fairness in all federally-funded programs and activities and to ensure compliance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related non-discrimination authorities, including 49 CFR Part 21 and 49 CFR Part 303.

Pursuant to Title VI, CCBC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, income status, limited English proficiency (LEP) and/or disability. No person, on the basis of their protected status, shall be excluded from participating in or denied the benefits, services, programs, or activities of, or subjected to discrimination under any College program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Any student or member of the public may file a complaint of discrimination alleging violations of Title VI (and related authorities) with the College’s General Counsel.

CCBC’s Title VI Policy Statement»

Report a violation under Title VI»