Policy on Harassment and Discrimination
Central Piedmont Community College is committed to the practice of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in personnel policies and intends that employees of the College and citizens of its service area shall be made aware of this commitment. All matters related to selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, social and recreational programs, and all treatment on the job will be free of discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, or disability.
Discriminatory harassment is any behavior by an individual which improperly singles out, stigmatizes, or victimizes an employee or student to the employee’s or student’s detriment because of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or handicap. Discriminatory harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual and verbal harassment.
It is each employee’s or student’s responsibility to ensure that his or her conduct does not include or imply discriminatory harassment in any form. A Co-op student of the College can report harassment or suspected harassment to the appropriate Faculty Coordinator, Co-op Coordinator, the Director of Experiential Learning, or the College’s Director of Equal Opportunity. The student may also want to familiarize themselves with the procedures for reporting and investigating harassment or suspected harassment within their company or agency of employment.
Specific classes require student accident insurance and the fee will be included in the student’s tuition. Coverage starts at the beginning of the term and stops at the end of the term.
Professional Liability Insurance
Students in the Human Services programs of study must purchase Professional Liability insurance through CPCC. Coverage starts at the beginning of the term and stops at the end of the term.
Employers are expected to provide Worker's Compensation Liability Insurance coverage, as applicable, according to state law.
Unpaid Co-op Positions
Co-op positions may be listed as paid or unpaid. When for-profit businesses host unpaid Co-op students, they should follow the six-point criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Click here for more information. The CPCC Co-op Department cannot determine if a business is in compliance with the criteria.
Federal and state law prohibits a student from collecting unemployment insurance after a paid Co-op ends.
Home-based business owners should contact a Co-op Coordinator to see if their business is eligible to participate in the Co-op program.