RIGHT TO KNOW INFORMATION

Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information to current students, prospective students and employees about the school and financial aid. All of the required disclosure information can be found through the links provided below. This information may also be obtained by contacting tthe Vice President of Enrollment Management and Pathway Success at (303) 361-7376 or Dean of Students at (303) 360-4721.

General Student Information

Student Bill of Rights

As a CCA Student, you are afforded the following rights as stated by The Colorado General Assembly, Student Bill of Rights (C.R.S. 23-1-125):

Other Student Policies

TITLE IX: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT

As a CCA student, you have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the CCA community are expected
to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. CCA is committed to a zero tolerance policy for sex/gender-based misconduct. View the Title IX page HERE.

If you have experienced Harassment/Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, Discrimination, Civil Rights or Retaliation, you should:

CCA’s Title IX Coordinator

Cindy Hesse
Vice President of Human Resources & Personnel Success
[email protected]
303-360-4752

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Equal Opportunity

CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, age, or handicap, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 and the Americans With Disabilities Act may be referred to Cindy Hesse, Vice President of Human Resources and Personnel Success. She serves as the Affirmative Action (AA) Officer, Equal Opportunity (EO), and Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures and she serves as the college’s Compliance Coordinator. Please contact her by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 303-360-4752 or by US mail at 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Administration Building, Office # A207E, Aurora, Colorado 80011.

Non-Discrimination & Affirmative Action

The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Cindy Hesse, Vice President of Human Resources and Personnel Success, as its Affirmative Action (AA) Officer, Equal Opportunity (EO), and Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures and she serves as the college’s Compliance Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact her by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 303-360-4752 or by US mail at 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Administration Building, Office # A207E, Aurora, Colorado 80011.
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in college programs, services, or activities please notify the Office of Disability and Equity by phone at (303) 361-7395 or by e-mail at [email protected] For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures contact:

Human Resources
Community College of Aurora
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway
Aurora, CO 80011
303-360-4752

or

Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Region VII
Federal Office Building
1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 844-2991

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs. The Community College of Aurora, by virtue of its commitment to the ideals of dignity, equality, and mutual respect for all people, deplores and condemns any form of sexual harassment. It is the intent of the Community College of Aurora to comply with both the letter and the spirit of Title IX to make certain discrimination does not occur or adversely affect the educational environment. The Community College of Aurora has a legitimate and compelling interest in prohibiting sexual harassment. Further, the Community College of Aurora has an obligation to discipline those who do engage in sexually harassing behavior.


Purpose

CCA will comply with discrimination laws and to ensure discrimination does not occur or adversely affect the educational environment of students and employees. Sexual harassment in the educational environment may occur between students, administrators, faculty, staff, visitors, or other persons on campus or at college-related activities. The range of behaviors may include but is not limited to:


Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is a violation of federal law, a violation of professional ethics, and a form of discrimination. It is the policy of the Community College of Aurora (CCA policy/procedure No. 515) that unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

Questions or complaints should be directed to Human Resources, A201E, (303) 360-4762. Care will be taken to keep the accusations as confidential as possible.


Student-to-Student Procedure

Sexual harassment will not be tolerated at the Community College of Aurora since it creates an unacceptable educational environment (CCA Policy/Procedure 515). Some situations may be resolved informally by informing the offenders that the behavior is offensive and should be stopped immediately. Students who feel that they have been subjected to sexual harassment by other students are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students at (303) 360-4721.


Student to Community College of Aurora Employees

Students with complaints against the Community College of Aurora employees should follow the Community College of Aurora Student Grievance procedure.

Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, and Harassment

Please view the CCCS Policies & Procedures.

For further information regarding CCA guidelines on handling of Title IX, alcohol and substance use, and bullying, please go to CCA’s Policies and Procedures on MyCCA.

CORA – Colorado Open Records Act

Third Party Request of Records

The Community College of Aurora is required to have a Custodian of Records so that the public knows who to contact to obtain student, employee or institutional records through such mechanisms as the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), or a subpoena.

Requests for student, employee or institutional records that belong to someone other than the requestor, must be submitted in writing via email or by mail to:

Cindy Hesss – Vice President of Human Resources & Personnel Success

[email protected]
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite 207H
Aurora, CO 80011

The link to the Colorado Community College System President’s Procedure related to the Colorado Open Records Act, SP 10-20a – Open Records Requests, is provided here in compliance with state law.

Open Records Request

To obtain either academic transcripts or other academic records information, please contact our Registrar’s office at [email protected] or at 303-360-4700. 

Voter Registration

CCA fully supports and advocates that our students and employees register to vote. You can register to vote online at https://www.coloradosos.gov/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml. The CCA Registration and Records office at both campuses have staff available to assist you.

Biennial Drug-Free Schools Act Report

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and subsequent legislation require an institution of higher education to conduct a biennial program review of alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention programs to be eligible for federal funding or financial support. The Community College of Aurora (CCA) has performed a biennial review in all even years since October 2014* to maintain compliance. Higher education institutions must additionally certify to the Secretary of Education the adoption and implementation of programs to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. In response, CCA has adopted and implemented programs and policies to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This report serves as a biennial review of this programming and notification for 2018-2022. *CCA combined biennial reports for 2020 and 2022 due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.