Notice of Non-Discrimination

Northwestern Michigan College does not discriminate in admission, campus activities, education, employment, housing, public accommodation or public service on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity/expression, handicap, height, marital or familial status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, service in the military, veteran's status, weight, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. No act of retaliation shall occur to any person making a charge, filing a complaint, testifying or participating in any discrimination investigation or proceeding.

This Policy of Non-Discrimination is designed to express the college's intent and commitment to comply with the requirements of state and federal non-discrimination laws, which may include:

  • Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act
  • Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Retirement Equity Act of 1984
  • Michigan Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
  • Michigan Person with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

This policy and all other policies and procedures of Northwestern Michigan College shall be interpreted and applied co-extensively with such laws. This policy shall not be interpreted as creating any legally enforceable rights, contractual or otherwise, that are greater than those existing under applicable non-discrimination laws. Nothing contained in this policy shall be construed as prohibiting the college from applying bona fide occupational qualifications.

Complaints or inquiries related to this policy shall be directed to Vice President of Finance and Administration, 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan (231) 995-1045; Director of Human Resources, 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan (231) 995-1026; and the Disability Support Services Specialist, 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan (231) 995-1929.

Read the full staff policy on non-discrimination here »