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Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Macomb Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment 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, anti-harassment and Title IX policies.

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

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 discriminated against or harassed them in violation of one of the following laws:

may submit a written or verbal 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, visiting professor or contractor:

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:

William Tammone
Provost
Macomb Community College
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088

Office: South Campus, D Building, Room 302
586.445.7596

For complaints concerning the college’s resolution of an Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-related complaint or accommodation request:

Jeffrey Steele
Associate General Counsel
Macomb Community College
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088

Office:  Center Campus, S Building, Room 203
586.498.4090

For complaints concerning the colleges Title IX policy:

Title IX Coordinator
Casandra Ulbrich
Vice President College Advancement and Community Relations
Macomb Community College
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088

Office:  South Campus, D Building, Room 204
586.445.7244
586.445.7998 (fax)

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 relevant and material 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.

 

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 Board of Trustees
Macomb Community College
March 21, 2018