• Notifications of Nondiscrimination

  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    The College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination against any individual based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, use of a service animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status, age or other classification protected by applicable law in matters of admissions, employment, services or in the educational programs or activities that it operates. Harassment that is based on any of these characteristics, whether in verbal, physical, or visual form, constitutes a form of prohibited discrimination. This includes harassing conduct which affects tangible job benefits, unreasonably interferes with an individual's academic or work performance, or which creates what a reasonable person would perceive to be an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment.

    Employees, students, third-party vendors and guests may report conduct that is believed to be in violation of this Policy or applicable law by contacting the College’s Office of Human Resources, the Title IX Coordinator/Civil Rights Compliance Officer or such other officials as may be designated in other Board policies or administratively issued regulations and procedures. The College prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this Policy, provides information in an investigation of a potential violation, or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law.


    It is the further policy of the College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on gender or sex in the College's educational programs and activities, as well as the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act).  Conduct prohibited under Title IX, the Clery Act and the SaVE Act includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and acts of sexual violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. In furtherance of this Policy, the College will designate a Title IX Coordinator whose responsibilities will include overseeing the College's response to Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing patterns or systemic issues revealed by such reports and complaints. With the exception of staff designated by the College to provide confidential professional counseling services to victims of such conduct, College employees are required to inform the Title IX Coordinator of incidents or suspected incidents of sex or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence against a student, employee, vendor or guest of which they become aware.   

    Questions or complaints regarding Title IX issues may be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator or the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights as follows:

    CCAC Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator 
    808 Ridge Avenue
    Byers Hall - Room 317
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Telephone:   412.237.4535

    Email: smisra@ccac.edu

    Office for Civil Rights
    US Department of Education, Philadelphia Office
    100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
    Philadelphia, PA  19107-3323
    Facsimile:  215.656.8605
    Telephone:  215.656.8541
    Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
    Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov 
    Web:  http://www.ed.gov/ocr



    The College recognizes its responsibility to provide academic and nonacademic services and programs equally to individuals with and without disabilities.  To this end, the College will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students and employees with identified disabilities consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal, state and local laws and regulations.

    The College will maintain an Office of Supportive Services at each campus location to receive, review, and evaluate requests from students who require an accommodation with respect to their educational program. The College's Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator will have overall responsibility for coordinating disability services across all College campus locations. Contact information for these resources is as follows:

    CCAC Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator 
    808 Ridge Avenue
    Byers Hall - Room 317
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Telephone:   412.237.4535
    Email: smisra@ccac.edu

    Boyce Campus
    Director, Disability Services
    North Wing-Room N560
    Telephone: 724.325.6604
    TTY: 724.325.6733

    Allegheny Campus
    Director, Disability Services
    Library Building-Room 114
    Telephone: 412.237.4612
    TTY: 412.237.4552

    North Campus
    Director, Disability Services
    Room 1008
    Telephone: 412.369.3649
    TTY: 412.369.4110

    South Campus
    Director, Disability Services
    Building B-Room 311
    Telephone: 412.469.6207
    TTY: 412.469.6005


    The College's Office of Human Resources is designated to receive, review and evaluate employee requests for accommodations in the workplace due to an identified disability.

  • Religious Absences Accommodation

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is committed to creating an inclusive campus community that values and respects all of its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity and nondiscrimination. As part of this commitment, the College makes good faith efforts to accommodate students’ religious practices or beliefs, unless such accommodation would create undue burden on other students or the College. Learn more.
    Religious Absences Accommodation Form