Location: Greater Houston Area (System Wide Policy)
Student Civil Rights Complaints
The College provides equal treatment and educational opportunities to all persons, without regard to any protected status, and maintains an “open-door policy” to assist students with any complaint or concern. Yet, if a student believes they have been treated unfairly because of their race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status, the College Policy on Student Civil Rights provides a remedy. There are administrators called Chief Student Services Officers (CSSO) who assist students under
this policy. Students may identify their CSSO based upon their campus or center, their campus of admission for Online students, or their program’s affiliated campus for Corporate College students (which is also located within iStar). If help is needed identifying a CSSO, students should contact an academic advisor.”
IV.E.1. Prohibited and Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment
The College strives to comply with all applicable employment laws, including laws outlawing discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ethnic or national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.
The College does not tolerate unlawful employment discrimination. The College prohibits retaliation against individuals who complain about unlawful discrimination or who cooperate in an investigation of alleged unlawful discrimination.
This policy section does not cover sexual harassment and sexual violence. Those topics are covered in the Sexual Misconduct policy.