Equity Statement

HCC is proud of its commitment to maintaining the highest value assigned to equality, diversity, and access. We have worked hard to create and sustain a culture that values each individual, each idea, each student, and each experience and to foster inclusion and diversity. One of our greatest assets as an institution is that our staff and student population are reflective of our community and that we strive to provide working and learning environments that are supportive to everyone. As an educational institution, this is a strategic goal of HCC as diversity adds great richness to our discussions and enhances all aspects of our operations.

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.

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