Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.94
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

As a community college we provide access to all regardless of racial, ethnic and immigrant populations; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals; adult learners; veterans; and individuals from different religious groups and economic backgrounds. For all students we offer mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, financial support, and child care.

The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:

Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

KCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies
with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 540 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  It is the policy of the college that no person on the basis of race, gender,
sexual orientation, creed, religion, color, marital or parental status, veteran
status, age, national origin, political affiliation and/or beliefs, mental or physicalhandicapor
disabilityshallbe discriminatedagainst.Thisincludes,butisnot
limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment,
educational programs, or activities. Lack of English skills is not a barrier
to admission and participation in educational programs.
  Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to David Cagle, Affirmative
coordinator; Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee,
IL 60901-6505; 815-802-8100. TTY users may phone 711. Outside of Illinois,
dial 1-800-526-0844.
  Waskosky, the Title IX coordinator, ensures that the college is in compliance
with the federal law by handling complaints, answering questions, organizing
information and relevant statistics and staying informed regarding
laws which affect these areas.
Harpin, the Section 504 coordinator, coordinates the college’s services/programs
for disabled student/staff populations that allow access to education.

KCC has a Behavioral Intervention Team that addresses concerns from faculty, staff, or other students. The team can be accessed anonymously, if desired.

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:

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