The Office of Human Relations and Minority Affairs at the College of Charleston addresses the educational and employment needs of individuals and groups who occupy minority status at the College and assures complete access to the College for women, minorities, and the disabled. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other pertinent laws as they pertain to access and equity.
As a resource for the special concerns of women, minorities, and the disabled, the Office of Human Relations and Minority Affairs identifies problem areas, recommends remedial or supportive activities to persons in authority, and supports programs of interest to this constituency in the College community and on the local, state, and national levels.
The office was established at the College of Charleston to ensure equal opportunity for all members of our college community. Since its inception, the Office of Human Relations and Minority Affairs has sought to eliminate discrimination and harassment, has overseen the College's policies and investigation process for faculty, staff, and students.
In order to establish equal opportunity for all persons, the Office of Human Relations and Minority Affairs ensures immediate response to complaints of discrimination based on age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, retaliation, religion, sex, sexual harassment, veteran status and uniform services by students, employees, and/or applicants for employment and admission. The director for the Office of Human Relations and Minority Affairs is responsible for coordinating the grievance procedures under the Affirmative Action Program and federal equal opportunity guidelines.