Title VI

Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income-level, or limited English proficiency shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any federally-funded program or activity.

How to report a violation under Title VI
All reports of alleged violations under Title VI should be reported to the College’s General Counsel at 443.840.3098 or via email at tashby@ccbcmd.edu.

All employees who are aware of or witness discrimination, in violation of Title VI, are required to promptly report the matter to the General Counsel. Any student or member of the public who is aware of or witnesses discrimination, in violation of Title VI, is encouraged to promptly report to matter to the General Counsel. All initial contacts will be treated with the maximum possible privacy. Subject to the College’s obligation to investigate and redress violations, every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the privacy of those reporting such discrimination matters to the General Counsel. In all cases, the College will give consideration to the complainant with respect to how the complaint is pursued but reserves the right, when necessary to protect the community, to investigate and pursue a resolution when an individual chooses not to initiate or participate in a formal complaint.

Title VI Investigation Procedures

Filing a complaint

All reports of discrimination in violation of Title VI, shall be promptly made to the General Counsel. The General Counsel oversees implementation of College policy on Title VI and discrimination. The General Counsel may be contacted at 443.840.3098.

Complaint Procedures

An individual who seeks to file a complaint of discrimination under the College’s Title VI Policy is to contact the General Counsel to make a formal report. A complainant can expect to have complaints taken seriously and reports of discrimination investigated. Formal reporting affords privacy and only those needing to be involved in the investigation will have knowledge of the report. Information will be shared as necessary with investigator(s), witnesses, respondent, and any other entity as needed or otherwise required by law.

The individual making the report is encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible to allow the General Counsel to investigate and respond as appropriate. The College may be limited in its ability to investigate an anonymous or third-party report without sufficient information is provided.

Complaint Investigation

All complaints will be investigated promptly. Listed below is the process for disposition of a complaint under the College’s Title VI Policy:
  1. Any person who believes they have been subjected to discrimination in violation of Title VI may file a complaint of discrimination as described above.
  2. In instances where additional information is needed, the General Counsel will contact the complainant. Failure of the complainant to provide the requested information by a certain date may result in the administrative closure of the complaint or a delay in complaint resolution.
  3. Following receipt of all required information, the General Counsel will complete the investigation, produce a formal report (Report of Investigation) and respond to the complainant in writing within 90 days of receipt of all requested complaint information, unless impractical. In which case, the complainant will be advised of the adjustment in time. In addition, the receipt of other relevant information and/or the simultaneous filing of complaints with CCBC and other external entities may delay the timing of complaint resolution.