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EOE & Diversity Statements

EOE Statement

HCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and other protected groups.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Highland Community College will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, political philosophy, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, sex and gender identity, disability unrelated to ability, marital status, military status, citizenship status, unfavorable discharge from military service or other factors prohibited by applicable federal and state laws, regulations and Executive Orders. Highland Community College is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants and members of its student body, faculty, staff, and officers.  In addition, there will be no discrimination because of membership or lawful participation in the activities of any political party, organization, or union, or because of his or her refusal to join or participate in the activities of any political party, organization or union. (Non-discrimination Policy 4.031)

All personnel is encouraged to communicate through their personal contacts with associates and outside organizations the College’s commitment that no person, on the basis of the above criteria, shall be discriminated against in employment, in educational programs and activities, or in admissions.

The College’s affirmative action program promotes the ideas and principles of affirmative action, affirmative action defined as making a conscious effort to employ and recruit a person of color and other minorities while adhering to standards of excellence and quality.

All personnel shall be selected on the basis of merit.  Applicants are judged on evidence of professional, personal, educational, and/or vocational qualifications.  Any questions pertaining to the College’s affirmative action plan should be made to the Affirmative Action Officer, Karen Brown, Director, Human Resources at 815.599.3402.

Diversity Statement

Highland Community College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We seek to create a work environment and organizational structure that reflects the society and community in which the College is located, as well as a climate that appreciates the differences of every employee and encourages multicultural perspectives. The College values diverse teaching and learning viewpoints among our faculty to promote academic excellence.

Karen Brown
Director, Human Resources