Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

KCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 540 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the CROWN Act of 2023. It is the policy of the college that no person on the basis of race, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, sex, genetic information, creed, religion, color, marital or parental status, veteran status, age, national origin, membership in any professional group, organization or association, socioeconomic status, mental or physical disability shall be discriminated against. The CROWN Act broadens the definition of race to include “traits associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.” This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, educational programs, or activities. Lack of English skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to David Cagle, director of human resources/Affirmative Action officer; Meredith Purcell, vice president for student affairs, Title IX coordinator; or Kim Jeffreys, director of support services/Section 504 coordinator; Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901-6505; 815-802-8100. TTY users may phone 711. Outside of Illinois, dial 1-800-526-0844.

Cagle and Purcell ensure that the college is in compliance with the federal law by handling complaints, answering questions, organizing information and relevant statistics and staying informed regarding laws which affect these areas.

Jeffreys coordinates the college’s services/programs that allow access to education for students/staff with disabilities.