8- 1-0 Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Trident Technical College that no discrimination on the grounds of race, color, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin will exist in any area of the College.  The College will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the above grounds or on other factors, which cannot lawfully be the basis for an employment decision.

Trident Technical College reaffirms its policy of administering all its educational programs and related supportive services and benefits in a manner which does not discriminate because of a current student's, or prospective student's race, color, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin, or other characteristics which cannot lawfully be the basis for provision or denial of services.

In addition, Trident Technical College endorses the principle of affirmative action designed to remove any disparate effects of past discrimination because of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or national origin.

This policy applies to all personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, and educational, social, or recreational programs of the College.  The Human Resources Director was appointed Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer on January 3, 1985.  The Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer will have overall responsibility for implementation of Affirmative Action and will have the full cooperation of all vice presidents, deans, department heads, directors, supervisors, and other employees.

All officials and other employees of this College, as well as various employment agencies, both public and private, labor organizations, and any advertising agency with whom the College may deal, will be informed that Trident Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and adheres to all state and federal laws applicable to employment decisions.

Through the policies and programs set forth in this plan, Trident Technical College undertakes to comply fully with all federal and state laws relating to equal educational opportunity, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action.

Trident Technical College has developed an Affirmative Action Plan to help achieve the goal of equal employment opportunity for all.  The Area Commission has reviewed the Plan and has committed to implementing the goals and timetables established in the Plan.  The Human Resources Director will have overall responsibility for implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan.  These responsibilities include: development of specific goals and timetables, reporting progress to the President, and regular progress reports to the President’s Cabinet.  Other identified internal and/or external groups will receive progress reports as requested. This Affirmative Action Plan will remain in effect until Trident Technical College has achieved a fair representation of all groups within the work force.

Affirmative Action Plan (Acrobat PDF format, 31 pages)   Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

Approved by Trident Technical College Area Commission August 27, 1979
Reaffirmed March 21, 1995
Moved to Section 8 - MAY 19, 1998
Reaffirmed---September 26, 1999
Reaffirmed October 8, 2000
Reaffirmed February 19, 2002
Reaffirmed December 17, 2002  
Modified and Approved by Area Commission—July 22, 2003
Modified and Approved by Area Commission---October 22, 2004
Reaffirmed September 20, 2005
Reaffirmed November 14, 2006
Reaffirmed October 27, 2007
Reaffirmed March 11, 2008
Reaffirmed March 24, 2009
Reaffirmed March 23, 2010
Reaffirmed March 15, 2011
Reaffirmed March 20, 2012
Reaffirmed January 15, 2013
Reaffirmed January 21, 2014