Policy No. 3


Area: Board of Trustees

Adopted: 4/23/1996

Revisions Approved: 9/22/2015; Reaffirmed: 9/27/2016

Revisions Approved: 1/24/2023

Atlantic Cape Community College is steadfastly committed to cultivating and maintaining a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon membership in enumerated protected classes and/or characteristics as well as from retaliation based upon the exercise of rights pursuant to this Policy. 

In accordance with State and Federal law, the College strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment based on membership in protected classes.  These protected classifications include race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. 

Harassment is a form of discrimination and, therefore, harassment directed toward an individual or group, or experienced by an individual or group, based on membership in a protected class, also violates College policy.  The College may designate offices or employees to perform any roles or duties described in this Policy where necessary to effectuate the intent and purpose of this Policy.  This Policy applies to all areas of the College’s operations and programs.


Procedure No. 3.1 - Procedure Prohibiting Discrimination

Procedure No. 3.2 - Chosen Name

See Also:

Human Resources Policy No. 801 - Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity

Board of Trustees Policy No. 25 - Violence Against Women Act and Campus Sexual Violence Act

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