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Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Macomb Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The persons listed below have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies.

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

Procedure for complaints under any of the following:

Any person who believes that Macomb Community College, an employee or student of Macomb Community College, or third parties such as visiting professors or contractors has violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, or the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act may submit a written complaint to the appropriate Civil Rights Coordinator (“CRC”) or Title IX Coordinator at the address indicated below:

For complaints against a student or third party:

Susan Boyd
Dean of Student Success
Macomb Community College
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088
Office:  Center Campus, H Building, Room 114-4
586.445.7408

For complaints against an employee:

Denise Williams
Vice President for Human Resources
Macomb Community College
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088
Office:  Center Campus, S Building, Room 324
586.445.7898

For complaints against the Dean of Student Success, Vice President for Human Resources, or Title IX Coordinator:

James Sawyer
Provost
Macomb Community College
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088
Office: South Campus, D Building, Room 302
586.445.7596

Procedures

The College has adopted procedures, outlined below, to incorporate due process standards, including the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints. Complaints alleging violation of the aforementioned state or federal laws should:

  • be in writing;
  • state the complainant’s name, address, phone number and email address (if any);
  • be signed by the complainant;
  • be promptly submitted to the applicable Civil Rights Coordinator after the alleged act, omission or event giving rise to the complaint;
  • state the relevant allegations against the College, employee, student or third party, the facts in support thereof, and the date or dates on which the alleged violation(s) occurred;
  • state the names of known witnesses in support of the complainant’s allegations, if any, together with the witnesses’ addresses and phone numbers, if known, and
  • be accompanied by any documentary evidence in support of complainant’s allegations that complainant wants the College to consider as part of its investigation.

Upon receipt of a complaint, the applicable CRC shall conduct an adequate, reliable and impartial investigation of the complaint. As part of that investigation, the CRC shall meet with and interview the complainant and the respondent, interview all witnesses identified by the complainant and the respondent, and review all documentary evidence submitted or identified by the complainant and the respondent. The CRC is not required to meet with or interview a complainant or a witness that refuses to cooperate or fails to respond to a request for an interview. As part of the investigation of a complaint, the CRC may interview witnesses not identified by complainant or respondent, consider documentary evidence not provided by complainant or respondent, and evaluate such other evidence developed in the course of the investigation that the CRC may deem relevant.

The CRC shall complete the investigation of a complaint not later than sixty (60) days after receipt of a complaint. The CRC may extend the time for completing an investigation up to an additional thirty (30) days for good cause. The complainant and respondent must be notified in writing of any extension and the reason(s) for the extension.

The CRC shall notify the complainant and respondent in writing of the outcome of the complaint not later than fourteen (14) days after the date by which the investigation must be completed, including any extensions of the investigatory period.

If the CRC determines that a violation has occurred, the CRC will take steps to correct any discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, if appropriate, and will take reasonable steps to prevent recurrence of the violation.

Regular notice of this complaint procedure, including where complaints may be filed, will be provided to students by the College as appropriate.

TITLE IX COMPLAINTS AND REPORTS

Complaints or reports alleging any type of sex discrimination, other than sexual harassment and sexual violence, are governed by this Civil Rights Complaint Procedure.

Complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence are governed by Policies and Procedures for Responding to Reports of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.

Any person who believes that Macomb Community College, an employee or student of Macomb Community College, or third parties such as visiting professors or contractors has violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 may submit a complaint or report in writing to:

Title IX Coordinator
Casandra Ulbrich
Vice President College Advancement and Community Relations
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road, Warren, Michigan 48088
Office:  South Campus, D Building, Room 204
586.445.7244
586.445.7998 (fax)

SUBMIT A REPORT

Nothing in this statement of procedure shall prevent a person who believes a violation has occurred from filing a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, 110 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Lansing, Michigan 48913, or with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Approved by the Office of General Counsel
September 2004
Revised December 21, 2015