Reporting Discrimination: Complaint and Resolution Procedures
A person within the Evergreen Community who believes they have experienced discrimination or harassment based on a legally protected status, or retaliation for participating in a complaint investigation, is urged to use the complaint procedures provided by the College.
How to File a Complaint
Complaints must be filed within 300 days of the alleged act of discrimination, harassment or retaliation.
Persons wishing to report discrimination are encouraged to complete the Equal Opportunity Complaint Form.
The Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer will contact you to schedule an appointment to discuss your complaint and the complaint resolution process, including opportunities for resolution or mediation.
Violations of the Non-Discrimination Policy may result in disciplinary action for employees and sanctions for students.
For more information, please see the College’s Non-Discrimination Policy.
Our staff will make every effort to maintain confidentiality in the complaint investigation process. All parties to an investigation are asked to maintain confidentiality. However, the College cannot guarantee confidentiality to any individual.
If you have questions regarding confidentiality prior to filing a complaint of discrimination, please contact the Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Officer.
Retaliation for filing a complaint of discrimination or participating in a complaint investigation is prohibited. If you feel you have experienced retaliation, please contact the Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Officer.
What is Harassment?
- Behavior that is characterized by unwelcome conduct
- Based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran, a Vietnam era veteran or other eligible veteran
- That could be reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment