The College desires to build a community of equitable opportunity, to foster a climate of acceptance, and to be inclusive of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, respect, and suitable role models for all students. The College is committed to promoting the total realization of equal employment and educational opportunities.

It is the College’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and equal educational opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, uniformed/military service or veteran’s status, use of the worker’s compensation system, expunged juvenile records, or any other protected status or activity in accordance with applicable law. The College will make decisions regarding employment, internships, and volunteer selection, as well as student admissions and academic opportunities, based on its evaluation of an individual’s qualifications and other lawful and appropriate considerations.

Please click on the links below for information regarding the policy against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation prohibited and how cases are handled here at Umpqua Community College.

Please see Policy and Procedures:

Board Policy #3430 Prohibition against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Administrative Procedure #3432 Prohibition against Workplace Harassment – Reporting and Enforcement


Umpqua Community College supports workers and students who have health conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, including expressing milk. Employees should contact Human Resources (541)440-7690 and students should contact Accessibility Services (541)440-7900 for information.

Resolving Discrimination/Harassment Concerns Internally

  • Student Conduct Officer, 541-440-7732, [email protected] located in LaVerne Murphy Student Center
  • Executive Director of Human Resources, 541-440-7690, [email protected] located in the Del Blanchard Administration Building
  • Mary Flaherty (staff/visitors) Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 541-440-7763, [email protected] located in the Del Blanchard Administration Building

Resolving Discrimination/Harassment Concerns Externally

Individuals are encouraged to utilize an internal complaint process, but do have a right to file an external complaint of discrimination and /or harassment with:

  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 915 Second Avenue, Room 3310, Seattle, WA 98174-1099, (206)220-7900 (v), (206)222-7887 (fax),
  • Equal Employment Opportunity, Seattle Field Office, 909 First Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98104-1061, 1-800-669-4000 (v), 1-800-669-6820 (TTY), 206-220-6911 (fax)
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries, 3865 Wolverine Ave NE, Building E, Suite 1. Salem, OR 97305-1268, Phone: 503-378-3292, Ore. Relay TTY: 711
  • The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Who can I contact for more information?

  • Executive Director of Human Resources, Jennifer Silva, 541-440-7690, located in the Del Blanchard Administration Building