How Do I Report?

Student Complaints

Some examples of general student complaints include, but are not limited to:

  • A student feels he/she has not received fair treatment
  • A student has an objection regarding some situation or condition at the college
  • A student experiences an issue/problem with another student(s), faculty, or staff

Racial Discrimination and Harassment (Title VI)

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, “Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.”  [source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq43e4.html]  Racial discrimination may take the form of offensive or demeaning treatment of an individual when such treatment is typically based on prejudices/stereotypes of a group to which the individual may belong.  Generally, racial harassment is defined as any person’s conduct which unreasonably interferes with an employee’s or student’s status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.


Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, “Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.”  [source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html]  Sexual harassment is considered to be discriminatory in nature, and sexual assault is a criminal offense.  CSCC encourages students to report unwanted and inappropriate comments, gestures, actions, and/or coercion related to sexual contact.


Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)

The safety and well-being of our students and college community depends on all of us.  Faculty, staff, and students who have concerns about a student should submit a BIT report or visit the BIT website to gain more information. 


Disruptive Student or Code of Conduct Violations

The Judicial Affairs Office of CSCC strives to promote a campus environment that is conducive to learning, safe and free from unnecessary disruptions, and promotes respect between all constituents of the campus and community.

Employee Grievance and Complaints

For purposes of the grievance and complaint procedures, an employee is defined as an administrator, faculty member (though not including faculty on adjunct contracts), professional, clerical, and support staff personnel. Probationary employees are also included in this definition. Student workers and graduate assistants are not included in the definition of employee.