Notice of Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX
Notice of Nondiscrimination
As a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, in educational programs or activities. Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Central Piedmont Community College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Statement of Equal Opportunity
Central Piedmont Community College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons without discrimination against any person by reason of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status. This policy is consistent with relevant governmental statues and regulations, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, and The Equal Pay Act.
The Equal Opportunity site is designed as an informative resource for issues pertaining to equal opportunity in education and employment at Central Piedmont. This site does not offer any form of legal advice.
It is the policy of Central Piedmont Community College to treat employees equitably in the terms and conditions of their employment. It is also the policy of Central Piedmont Community College to treat students fairly. Discrimination against or harassment of any employee or student is contrary to College policy and will be justification for disciplinary action.
The following Title IX information and valuable resources can help you, a friend, or colleague with a specific issue.
Title IX is commonly associated with sex-based discrimination in athletics, but it so much more. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that states:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or by subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance.
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all college programs and activities, including but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling and guidance, discipline, class assignment, grading, recreation, athletics, housing, and employment.
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.
For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
If you are a Central Piedmont student or staff member who didn't find the information needed, we encourage you to call us at 704.330.2722, ext. 3534 for assistance. We are also available to speak to your student group or department to share more information on Title IX and how it works for you.