SH.06 - Federal Compliance Policies


SH.06.A – Non-Discrimination Policy

Tulsa Community College is committed to establishing an environment for its students and employees that fosters inclusion, values equity and diversity, embraces and respects the dignity of people, and provides equal educational and employment opportunity. In compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, qualified disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination law in its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational programs, activities, or services. The Office of Civil Rights Compliance has been designated as the office to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies. The Title IX Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, pregnancy, domestic violence, and stalking.

Office of Civil Rights Compliance
909 S. Boston Ave., Room 505
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
(918) 595-4727
TCCnondiscrimination@tulsacc.edu
Civil Rights Compliance

Title IX Coordinator
909 S. Boston Ave., Room 505
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
(918) 595-7842
TCCTitleIX@tulsacc.edu
Title IX

SH.06.B – Civil Rights Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Tulsa Community College is committed to establishing a safe environment for its students, employees and visitors. Individuals deserve the right to work and learn in an atmosphere free of harassment and discrimination. The College takes acts of harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, qualified disability, status as a veteran, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination law extremely seriously and strongly encourages individuals to report these acts.

Protection from Retaliation

The College will not tolerate retaliation against a person who, in good faith, brings a complaint under this policy forward. Retaliation against an individual who has brought a complaint forward or against an individual who has participated in an investigation or conduct process is prohibited.

Retaliatory actions include threats or actual violence against the person or that person’s property, adverse educational or employment consequences, ridicule, intimidation, bullying, or ostracism. The College will impose outcomes on any faculty, student, or staff member found to be engaging in retaliation, or on individuals who encourage third parties to retaliate on their behalf.

SH.06.C – Sex and Gender Harassment/Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

Tulsa Community College (TCC) takes acts of dating violence, domestic violence, harassment, threats, and bullying on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and stalking extremely seriously and strongly encourages individuals to report these acts. The Sex and Gender Harassment, Discrimination, and Misconduct policy, consistent with U. S. Department of Education Title IX guidance, provides details on the College’s response to such acts, resources, and remedies to individuals.

The policy explains the process for filing a formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator as well as with TCC Police. Employees and students should be aware that even if an individual chooses not to file a formal complaint, the college will provide resources, academic accommodations, and interim measures to ensure the individual feels safe.

Get more information on the Sex and Gender Harassment, Discrimination, and Misconduct Policy.

SH.06.D – Nursing Mothers and Pregnancy Accommodations

The College supports the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Mothers returning to work following the birth of a child will be provided reasonable break periods to express breast milk. Human Resources will work with nursing mothers to help determine a private, functional area (other than a restroom) to express milk. The same consideration will be available to students who are nursing mothers.

Pregnancy Accommodations

TCC does not discriminate against any student based on pregnancy or related conditions. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary, and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. A student is allowed to return to the same academic and extracurricular status as before the medical leave began. Students needing accommodations can seek assistance from the Title IX Office, 918-595-7842, TCCTitleIX@tulsacc.edu.

Tulsa Community College supports the rights of nursing mothers. Mothers returning to school following the birth of a child will be provided reasonable break periods to express breast milk.

Lactation Rooms Locations

Campus Building Room
Metro Academic Building MC 2017
Northeast Academic Building NE 1326
Southeast Building 2 SE 2226
Southeast Building 8 SE 8156
West Student Center SC 108
Conference Center Main CC 412
Owasso Main OW 2319

SH.06.E – Protection from Retaliation

The College will not tolerate retaliation against a person who, in good faith, brings a complaint under this policy forward. Retaliation against an individual who has brought a complaint forward or against an individual who has participated in an investigation or conduct process is prohibited.

Retaliatory actions include threats or actual violence against the person or that person’s property, adverse educational or employment consequences, ridicule, intimidation, bullying, or ostracism. The College will impose sanctions on any faculty, student, or staff member found to be engaging in retaliation, or on individuals who encourage third parties to retaliate on their behalf.

For more information see the Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation Policy.