Provide an ombudsperson whose role is to:

  • Listen to complaints, concerns and issues
  • Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality on a 'need to know' basis
  • Adhere to Federal and State laws and College policy
  • Maintain neutrality and impartiality
  • Always act immediately where there appears to be a threat of imminent harm
  • Maintain confidential files and documents
  • Inform the party(ies) of possible resolution
  • Refer the party(ies) to the appropriate department or person
  • Promote fairness and justice in policies, procedures and practices
  • Advocate for fair processes and their application

Provide protection for SLCC Employees against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the following categories:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Veteran Status
  • Disability
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Retaliation
  • Protected Activity (Whistleblowing)
  • Pregnancy