Affirmative Action And Nondiscrimination Policy

Policy: It is the policy of Reading Area Community College to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran in regard to the administration of all campus programs, services and activities and the admission of students, employment actions, or other sponsored activities. Furthermore it is RACC's policy not to tolerate harassment of any type, including sexual harassment, of or by any employee, student, contractor, vendor, and/or visitor to Reading Area Community College.

In addition it is the policy of Reading Area Community College not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX provides that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Affirmative Action inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, RACC, P.O. Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603 (610/372-4721). All colleges and universities, in compliance with the Pennsylvania College and University Security and Information Act of 1988 and the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, are required to provide information regarding safety and security procedures and statistics on campus. A copy of this report is available by contacting the Director of Safety and Security, Room 159, Berks Hall.