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 Student Affairs


Title
Description
Maricopa Community Colleges
Student Accident Insurance Plan
Maricopa Community Colleges Student Accident Insurance Plan - For a complete description of the eligibility requirements, coverage, exclusions, fees, enrollment forms, and the procedures for filing claims, please visit the student insurance website at:

For information on International Student Health Insurance please refer to the following Renaissance Agencies Inc. website for further information.

Williams Campus Housing
and
 Residential Life Community
Williams Campus Housing and Residential Life Community - Serving Students at ASU Polytechnic, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and other Maricopa County Community Colleges. For general information on Campus Housing and additional services, please refer to the Polytech Campus Student Housing website​.
FERPA and College Records
FERPA and College Records - In 1974, Congress enacted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which places restrictions on any school, college or university receiving federal funds over the release of student records. In this site, you'll find information on MCCCD's policies that were adopted to comply with FERPA requirements as well as other pertinent laws regarding access to other forms of official records. Please visit the FERPA On-Line Tutorial designed to provide students, faculty, and staff a better understanding of the confidentiality protections that federal law affords the records that colleges and universities maintain about their students at MCCCD's FERPA website.​
Equal Employment Opportunity
and Affirmative Action
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action - The District's endorsement of Equal Employment Opportunity principals encompasses both the letter and spirit of the laws that prohibit discrimination in employment. In this site, you will find information about Maricopa's EEO program (including procedures for filing a complaint of discrimination) and its commitment to affirmative action in hiring minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans. The result of EEO/AA is diversity. For more information on one of the ways Maricopa is experiencing diversity, please refer to MCCCD's EEO/AA website. The Vice President of Student Affairs is your campus liaison.​
Harassment
Harassment - The Maricopa County Community College District has long observed a strict policy against sexual harassment of students and employees. The sexual harassment site offers the complete text of that policy, along with useful tools and information to help you recognize--and enforce against--conduct that might be sexual harassment. We recommend that you visit the MCCCD's Sexual Harassment On-Line Tutorial which is a learning tool designed to assist you in understanding the law of sexual harassment. The Vice President of Student Affairs is your campus liaison.​
Sexual Harassment Policy
for Employees & Students
Sexual harassment by and between, employees; students; employees and students; and campus visitors and students or employees, is prohibited by this policy. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination for employees; sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion for students; and appropriate sanctions against campus visitors.  For more information and any forms needed to report harassment/sexual harassment, please take a look at the MCCCD's Legal Services Department Website
This policy is subject to constitutionally protected speech rights and principles of academic freedom. Questions about this policy may be directed to the MCCCD EEO/Affirmative Action Office.​
Discrimination Complaint
Procedures for Students
Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students - This procedure provides a means for resolving complaints by students who believe they have been adversely affected by illegal or MCCCD-prohibited discrimination by the college/center, MCCCD, or their students or employees. Complaints may be brought under this procedure for discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, age, Vietnam - era veteran status, and physical or mental disability.

Informal Resolution of Discrimination Complaints
Before filing a formal complaint under this procedure, a student may attempt to resolve the problem through informal discussions with the person claimed to be responsible for the discriminatory action, that person's supervisor or department head. The student may choose to ask the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate Dean to assist in the informal resolution process.

Attempts to informally resolve alleged discrimination should occur within ninety (90) calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. Once the complaint is informally resolved, a summary of the allegations and the final resolution shall be forwarded to the Office of General Counsel within five (5) working days. For complaints dealing with alleged discrimination beyond the 90-day timeframe, a student must submit a written complaint under the formal resolution procedure of this policy. If the complaint cannot be informally resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complainant has the right to file a written complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act and to proceed under formal resolution procedures.
 
Formal Resolution of Discrimination Complaints
A student (part- or full-time) who contends that unlawful or MCCCD-prohibited discrimination has occurred, may file a formal complaint by contacting the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate Dean or his or her designee at each respective college. These officials will accept complaint filings within 180 calendar days of the occurrence of the alleged discriminatory event. A complaint must be signed by the student and filed on the form prescribed by the Office of General Counsel. A student may also contact the Office of General Counsel to obtain the name and phone number of the campus official designated to respond to discrimination complaints. The complaint must identify the action, decision, conduct, or other basis that constituted an alleged actor practice of unlawful or MCCCD-prohibited discrimination.

The complaint must also allege that the action, decision, or occurrence was taken or based on the complainant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age (over 40), Chandler - Gilbert Community College Catalog & Student Handbook 2007-2008 disability, Vietnam-era veteran status, or any other unlawful discriminatory grounds . Upon receipt of a complaint, the receiving official will notify the college president or provost and the Office of General Counsel. The Office of General Counsel will assign a case number to the complaint. A copy of the complaint (or a summary of the allegations) will be shared with the respondent within five (5) working days of receipt by the receiving official (Vice President of Student Affairs, etc.). Respondent will be put on notice that retaliation against the complainant or potential witnesses will not be tolerated and that an investigation will be conducted by the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate Dean under the guidance of the Office of General Counsel. Respondent must provide a written response to the complaint within fifteen (15) calendar days of his or her receipt of the complaint.
 
After accepting a complaint, the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate Dean will conduct a fact-finding investigation which will include, at a minimum, a review of written evidence (including the complaint and response), and interviews with appropriate employees and students. Upon completion of the investigation, the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate Dean will issue a written finding to the complainant, the respondent, and the appropriate College President or Provost, and the Office of General Counsel. The Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate will submit its findings and recommendations to the president or provost within ninety (90) calendar days of receipt of the complaint. The president or provost will accept, reject, or modify the recommendations and will provide a written notification of his or her action to the parties within fifteen (15) calendar days of receiving the findings from the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Associate Dean. When the investigation confirms the allegations, appropriate corrective action will be taken. Appropriate corrective action is determined solely by MCCCD, the college or center and, with the exception of academic suspension or dismissal, cannot be appealed.
 
Evidence which is collateral to the allegations of discrimination and/or sexual harassment and which was obtained during an investigation under these procedures may be used in subsequent grievance or disciplinary procedures.
Other Student related Issues
Other Student related Issues - We handle all requests related to changes in student enrollment, including leaves and withdrawals.

The Office of Student Affairs promotes student involvement in professional organizations, community service projects, and extracurricular educational activities. The Office of Student Affairs also provides administrative support and leadership to all student, faculty and staff members.