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What does the office of eeo do?

What We Do

Promote a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Receive concerns and complaints from any member of the SLCC community (students, staff, faculty, visitors and program participants) regarding issues of potential discrimination and discriminatory harassment at the College. In this investigative role, EEO does not act as an advocate for employees, students or community members going through its process, but rather, serves a neutral, impartial function.

Address and resolve concerns and complaints of discrimination and harassment through a variety of means including facilitated conversations and mediations, education and training, and investigations.

Explain and clarify College policies and procedures and federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and affirmative action.

Provide training to individuals and groups on the discrimination, protected classes, and the investigative process.

It is being treated differently because you are a member of a state or federally defined protective class.

These are groups that are defined by state and federal statutes they are

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Age (40 and over)
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • GINA (genetics)
  • Veteran Status

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature, does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass someone by making offensive comments about gender or sex in general. Although the law does not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision. The law recognizes two types of Sexual Harassment, Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment.

Where an employment benefit is contingent on sexual favors. The favor may be implied by words or conduct.

Occurs when someone is subjected to severe or pervasive (frequent) unwanted comments, advances, requests, or other similar conduct. This can include displays of inappropriate or offensive material, jokes based on national origin, or sexual comment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is fair treatment in employment, promotion, training, and other personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, Sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical or mental disability.

The EEO office has provided an easy way to file a complaint based off being a member of a protected class. The EEO forms page provides for an online submission or a form that can be printed and filled out and then either scanned and emailed or hand delivered.

The online submission form will be sent automatically into the EEO Office. The PDF form can be given to the HR front office.

Online submission forms are found here.

When a complaint a filed, the EEO office does a preliminary evaluation to see if a claim of discrimination has been made. If a claim of discrimination can be asserted, then the EEO Office will send out a Notice of Investigation. This notice will inform you of the allegation that has been filed and what your next step is.

You can learn more about Title IX on the SLCC Title IX webpage.