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Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

The principles of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals and objectives of Tacoma Community College. The college complies with applicable federal and state laws designed to promote equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

  • It is the policy of Tacoma Community College to provide an environment in which faculty, staff and students can work and study free from harassment or discrimination.
  • The college will assure equal employment opportunity and prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, the presence of a sensory, mental or physical disability or genetic information.
  • The college will integrate the principles of diversity into all facets of the college. We strive to eliminate barriers to employment which artificially restrict hiring, promotion, recruitment, and tenure and to create an organization that reflects the diversity of the client constituencies we serve. Further, the college is committed to creating a climate in which diversity is valued and fostered, exposure to differing cultures and peoples is viewed as a key component of the employment experience, and that the college seeks to strengthen and expand the diversity of faculty, staff and students wherever possible.
  • The college is committed to creating a culture and environment that respects and values individual differences as well as encourages the productive potential of every employee.
  • The college seeks to address challenges, further our objectives and develop a culture welcoming to all who enter. The diversity of the college has a direct correlation to the excellence of services provided to students to meet their needs culturally, economically and socially.

The college maintains a program of affirmative action as provided for by state and/or federal law. This policy is applicable to the college’s educational programs and activities; student services and financial aid programs; use of facilities, purchasing, contracting and facilities construction activities, and all areas of employment. The college is committed to protecting the rights and dignity of each individual in the campus community, and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind at any level.

Individuals who feel they are being discriminated against are encouraged to seek help. For more information contact one of the following offices: Vice President for Student Services, 253.566.5115, or Human Resources Director, 253.566.5054. The college’s policy statement and procedures for filing discrimination complaints is available from TCC administrative offices, the office of the Vice President for Student Services, the ASTCC President’s office, the Counseling Center, the Library, and Human Resources.