Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan

Durham Technical Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, ADA, Section 504 Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability. This statement, which appears in or on external publications, indicates Durham Tech’s commitment to actively seek and employ qualified applicants for all positions in accordance with the institution's affirmative action plan. The college supports the protection of all persons under all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Equal Pay and Age Discrimination Acts, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Responsibility for implementing the equal opportunity employment policy and the affirmative action plan is delegated by the Board of Trustees to the President. An Affirmative Action Officer, reporting to the President, has the authority and responsibility to implement and coordinate the college’s affirmative action plan.

Compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1988

Durham Tech’s Drug and Alcohol Policy complies with N.C. General Statutes 90-95 and the Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1989. The college promotes a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace for employees and students. This Drug and Alcohol Policy is distributed to all employees and students. North Carolina law makes it a crime to possess, sell, deliver, or manufacture those drugs designated as controlled substances. Persons who violate this law are subject to punishment and prosecution by civil authorities as well as disciplinary action by Durham Technical Community College.

Other College Compliance

The college also complies with the Student Right to Know Act of 1991, the Campus Crime Act of 1990, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the Occupational and Health Act of 1973. Additional information about the legislation noted above is available in the Human Resources and Talent Management Department.