Welcome to the Equity & Diversity Office
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is an equal access/equal opportunity employer that makes employment and education-related decisions without regard to race, color, sex, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), marital status, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or affiliations. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. HCC is committed to equitable treatment for all students and employees and to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment for current and future students and employees. The College provides equal educational opportunities for eligible individuals with disabilities and complies with, and fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act.
HCC’s Office of Equity and Special Programs ensures compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment. Further, this office serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the College.
Employees and students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment, including all forms of sexual misconduct, should contact the Office of Equity and Special Programs at the below contact information. HCC encourages the prompt reporting of any discrimination or harassment to which will maximize HCC’s opportunity to respond and investigate. Further, any form of retaliation against someone who files a complaint or who participates in the investigation process is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. This statement is available as a pdf document here.
Dr. Joan B. Holmes
Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Special Programs and Title IX Coordinator
Hillsborough Community College
Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson District Administration Center
39 Columbia Drive, Room 718
Tampa, Florida 33606-3584