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Equal Opportunity

KCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 540 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, the Board of Higher Education Act, and the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.

It is the policy of the college that no person on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, color, marital or parental status, veteran status, age, national origin, political affiliation and/or beliefs, mental or physical handicap or disability shall be discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, educational programs, or activities. The following are found in KCC's catalog:

Lack of English skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs.

Title IX coordinator

The Title IX coordinator ensures that the college is in compliance with the federal law by handling complaints, answering questions, organizing information and relevant statistics and staying informed regarding laws which affect these areas.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, contact the Title IX Coordinator or complete the online misconduct complaint form.

Jose da Silva, Ph.D.
Vice President for student development and success
815 802-8510 

Affirmative action officer

The affirmative action officer ensures the college is in compliance with federal law...?

David Cagle
815 802-8128

Section 504 coordinator

The section 504 coordinator ensures the college is in compliance with federal law in providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in its programs and benefit from its services, including the provision of information to employees, students and members of the public.

Kimberlee Harpin
815 802-8472