EOE & Diversity Statements

EOE Statement

HCC is an Affirmative/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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, political philosophy, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, marital status, unfavorable discharge from military service or other factors prohibited by applicable laws and Executive Orders, and 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 are 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 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 make to the Affirmative Action Officer, Rose Ferguson, Associate VP, 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Rose Ferguson
Associate VP, Human Resources
x. 3402
rose.ferguson@highland.edu

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

815.235.6121