Equal Opportunity Institution

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) abides by the Technical College System of Georgia’s Policy 2.1.1. Statement of Equal Opportunity. The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent technical colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all TCSG and technical college-administered programs, federally financed programs, educational programs and activities involving admissions, scholarships and loans, student life and athletics. It also applies to the recruitment and employment of personnel and the contracting for goods and services. To review in its entirety, please access the TCSG Policy Manual and reference the corresponding policy and subsequent procedures.

All work and campus environments shall be free from unlawful forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation as outlined under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Equal Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Georgia Fair Employment Act of 1978, as amended, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and other related mandates under TCSG Policy, federal or state statutes.

TCSG and the technical colleges are expected to promote the full realization of equal opportunity through affirmative and continuing practices. TCSG and each technical college shall develop procedures for implementing this policy and for addressing employee and student complaints of unlawful discrimination for all work units and colleges, as mandated by federal compliance guidelines.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Eben Risper, Title IX/Equity Coordinator (Griffin Campus, Butts County Center, Henry County Center, Fayette County Center, and Jasper County Center), Assistant Director of Student Support Services, 501 Varsity Road, Building 100, Room 102, Griffin, GA 30223, or call 770-228-7382, or email eben.risper@sctech.edu

Teresa Brooks, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (Griffin Campus, Butts County Center, Henry County Center, Fayette County Center, and Jasper County Center), Special Services Coordinator, 501 Varsity Road, Building 100 Room 103, Griffin, GA 30223, or call 770-228-7258, or email teresa.brooks@sctech.edu

Mary Jackson, Title IX/Equity and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (Flint River Campus), Special Services Coordinator, 1533 Highway 19 South, Room A-252, Thomaston, GA 30286, or call 706-646-6224; or email mary.jackson@sctech.edu

Beth Burns, Title IX/Equity and ADA/Section 504, (Employee complaints), Director of Human Resources, Human Resources, 501 Varsity Road, Building 100, Room 131, Griffin, GA 30223, or call 770-229-3454, or email beth.burns@sctech.edu

Any complaints filed against the Title IX/Equity Coordinator or ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on any campus/center shall be handled by:

Dr. Xenia Johns, Vice President for Student Affairs, 501 Varsity Road, Dundee Education Technology Center, Room 115, Griffin, GA 30223, or call 770-228-7348, or email xenia.johns@sctech.edu