Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 3.00
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Central Community College (CCC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law, in matters of employment, admissions, financial aid, or other activities and opportunities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.
http://www.cccneb.edu/AffirmativeActionEqualOpportunity/


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

An online report is designed to provide Central Community College students, employees, faculty, vendors, visitors or others with a viable tool to report specific information related to an alleged incident of discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct, violence and/or stalking) or retaliation.

The report can be filled out with as much or as little information as you desire and can be submitted anonymously if you choose.
https://www.cccneb.edu/report

When CCC receives a report regarding discrimination, sexual misconduct, etc. we utilize our Equity Grievance Procedure to conduct a full investigation into the incident (this procedure can be found in the Civil Rights Policies and Procedures). As part of that procedure, we do offer the reporting party, responding party and witnesses various support measures including but not limited to the following:

1. Issuing interim suspensions pending an investigation.
2. Reporting incidents to local police and/or prosecutors.
3. Referring to counseling and health services.
4. Referring to the Student Assistance Program.
5. Providing education to the community.
6. Altering the housing situation of involved parties.
7. Altering work arrangements for employees.
8. Providing campus escorts.
9. Providing transportation assistance.
10. Implementing contact limitations between the parties.
11. Offering adjustments to academic deadlines, course schedules, etc.

We also will refer individuals to our CARE Team (CCC’s Behavior Intervention Team) to receive additional support and follow up from a trained member of the group.

CCC's CARE Team is available for consultation with campus community members regarding students whose behaviors are of concern because they may pose a threat to themselves or others. Any bias or discrimination can be reported through the care team as well.
https://www.cccneb.edu/care


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

CCC has two diversity recruiters designated to help Latino students and their families with the admission processes. Marketing materials, multicultural events hosted on-campus and New Student Orientations are regularly offered in both English and Spanish. Area high schools with diverse student populations are also recruited and offered appropriate accommodations to learn about the details needed for enrollment and academic planning. Assistance is available for any student who speaks English as a second language.

Contiguously, Disability Services provides support and accommodation to those students who may qualify. Any reasonable accommodations can be offered; from assistive learning devices, to extended test times. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Disability Support Services provides equal access to college programs, services and activities for qualified students with disabilities. Students with special needs and/or disabilities are encouraged to seek and make use of available resources. Disability Support Services works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to CCC programs activities and services.

The TRIO program is also designed to assist non-traditional, disadvantaged and first-generation college students with staying on course during their academic pursuits. This end is met through the use of a study habits course, multiple events, access to a text-book lending library, counseling and advising to aid in the successful completion of coursework. Project HELP was also designed with disadvantaged students in mind, offering need-based aid to students pursuing degrees in the health field. Offerings of Project HELP include academic support, success coaching and supplies students items necessary to work in the healthcare field, such as scrubs and/or stethoscopes.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

TRiO/SSS helps participants by giving them individualized attention and coaching through academic and personal support. TRIO is a campus support service program that helps college students achieve their educational goals. Some services available to qualified and accepted students include: Course selection advising, tuition-free college success class, financial education and scholarship assistance, transfer assistance to four-year institutions and textbook lending library. TRIO/SSS helps students make the transition from high school to college life. Project HELP is similar to Trio, but focused on low-income students who wish to pursue a degree in a health field. The advisers in this program offer personal and academic support to the student. Disability Services offers accommodations to students with a disability. Services range from testing arrangements to homework and scheduling assistance.

Staff and faculty are offered annual training's covering diversity and inclusion issues. Staff help organize and are encouraged to participate in campus diversity events such as Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, and multicultural activities and food weeks as well.

Spring 2019:
• Book Club
• Attended the Civil Rights Conference
• Stand Against Racism Partnership with YWCA
• Community showing of the documentary – ‘Documented’ with the YWCA
• GI Multicultural Business Tour with faculty and staff

Fall 2019:
• Noche de Padres – Potluck with Latino families to be sure after a month of college they understand the communication coming from CCC, expectations the college has for their students, reiterating college resources and building a sense of unity.
• Constitution Week
• Bohdi Day
• Attendance to HACU (Hispanic Association for Colleges & Universities) National Conf (4 students and 2 staff)
• Day of the Dead

The CARE program is another tool for students, staff, or faculty used to address problems they may witness. The CARE Team is available for consultation with campus community members regarding students whose behaviors are of concern because they may pose a threat to themselves or others.


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

Specific programming does not exist to prepare underrepresented students for careers. However, Central Community College does actively recruit staff and faculty from websites that cater to minority populations.


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
No

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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