Policies

Notice of Non-Discrimination

NCC does not discriminate against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, or based on an individual's actual or perceived disability, or on a person's association with a person with a disability. The Executive Director of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination policies, to accept discrimination/ harassment complaints from members of the college community, and to monitor the institution's compliance with state and federal non-discrimination laws and regulations.

Brett I. Last
Executive Director, Human Resources 
College Center 415
Phone: 610.861.5460
blast@northampton.edu

TITLE IX - Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, Violence

Northampton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination. Northampton Community College complies with Title IX and has designated the following individuals to serve as the Title IX Coordinator and the Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

Interim Title IX Coordinator

Brett I. Last
Executive Director, Human Resources 
College Center 415 
blast@northampton.edu
610.861.5460 

Belinda A. Austin
Associate Dean, Student Services
Keystone 131 (Monroe Campus)
BAustin@northampton.edu
570.688.2472

Janelle Howey
Director, Residence Life
College Center 253      
610.861.5324
jhowey@northampton.edu

Brian Shegina
Associate Director, Human Resources   
College Center 413       
610.332.6394
bshegina@northampton.edu

More detailed, comprehensive information regarding Title IX can be found here: www.northampton.edu/titleix

Any student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission to the College who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or either Deputy Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator will assist the complainant to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner. Their responsibilities include: (1) tracking and monitoring incidents, including sex discrimination and sexual misconduct; (2) ensuring that the College responds effectively to each complaint; and (3) where appropriate, conducting investigations of particular situations. The Title IX Coordinator has the ultimate oversight responsibility over the Deputy Coordinators.

Statement on Diversity

We define diversity as all the ways in which we differ from each other, and we see each individual as unique and valuable. Inclusion means that we value these differences as strengths that contribute to a rich college environment.  The college community is united in the condemnation of acts of hatred and intolerance.

 In our efforts to value diverse voices and perspectives, we strive to: 

•   Provide equitable opportunity and access to education.

•   Recruit and retain a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

•   Promote a campus climate where respect for and appreciation of differences are priorities, and where individuals thrive without prejudice or bigotry.

•   Integrate multicultural perspectives throughout the curricula.

•   Analyze the diverse needs of our constituents and ensure that our services, organizational structures and institutional priorities address them. 

The college community believes that everyone is responsible for fostering an environment of inclusion and respect which contributes to academic excellence.