The Family Educational RIghts and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records, including the right to access your education records, the right to seek to have records amended, the right to have control over the disclosure of personal identifiable information from the records, and the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education. An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends or previously attended a postsecondary institution.
Your Option to Designate an Emergency Mental Health Contact
Under Illinois law, CCC provides you the option to designate an Emergency Mental Health Contact (EMHC) in your student record whom CCC can contact in the event you experience a mental health emergency that poses an imminent safety risk to you or others. In such situations, if you designated an EMHC, and a licensed mental health provider, physician, or other "qualified examiner" employed by CCC determines the presence of imminent risk of harm, the mentalor medical care provider will attempt to contact your EMHC within 24 hours. Neither state law nor CC policy requires you to designate an EMHC.
You have the option to:
- Designate an EMHC
- Affirm your choice to not designate an EMHC
- Change or delete a previouslly desginated EMHC
- Not do any of the above
- To excercise your option, visit your student profile online at my.ccc.edu and click on Personal Information>Contact Information>Mental Health Emergency Contact.
Please note that the EMHC is different from your "regular" Emergency Contact and is utilized in different situations. To learn more about Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Act (2016), click here
. You are also welcome to visit your college's Wellness Center to learn more about the EMHC and to discuss what option is best for you. Find your college's Wellness Center at www.ccc.edu/WellnessCenter
Drug and Alcohol Free Communities Notice
Drug and alcohol use and misuse are problems at many university and college campuses across the country. City Colleges of Chicago takes this issue seriously and has a clearly-defined set of policies regarding the use and distribution of alcohol and drugs on campus.
This annual notice
is being provided to you as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Institutions of hgher education that receive federal/state funds in any form are required to comply with the above Acts. In compliance with the law, the student policy can be found in the current online and hard copy versions of the Student Policy Manual
. The employee policy can be found in the current online and hard copy versions of the Employee Manual
Students who have questions regarding the annual notice or wish to receive further information on the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act or the Drug-Free Workplace Act should contact JudicialAffairs@ccc.edu
. Faculty and staff should contact the Human Resources Department at their college.
2015 City Colleges Safety and Security Reports and Statistics
The 2015 City Colleges of Chicago security reports are available online. CCC is required by law to disclose these reports which contain safety and security policy statements and crime statistics for the colelges and the District Office. The reports include three years worth of statistics on crimes reported on CCC-owned or leased property, and on public property within or immediately adjecent to the campuses and in accordance with the Violence Against Women Act, Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), CCC included statistics on dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The Annual Security Reports also include information about CCC's offerings of programs that promote the prevention and awareness of rape, acquantance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assualt, and stalking.
You may also visit any Security Office below to request paper copies of the policies and crime statistics reports.
Harold Washington College Security Office, Room 206
Phone: (312) 553-5643
Harry S Truman Security Office, Room 1440
Phone: (773) 907-4800
Kennedy-King College Security Office, Room V-132
Phone: (773) 602-5148
Malcolm X College Security Office, Room 1208
Phone: (312) 850-7168
Olive-Harvey College Security Office, Room 1109
Phone: (773) 291-6348
Richard J. Daley College Security Office, Room 1114
Phone: (773) 838-7608
Wilbur Wright College Security Office, Campus Center
Phone: (773) 481-8970
Annual Notice of Non-discrimination
City Colleges of Chicago is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. CCC does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, nationl/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation (including gender identity), age, pregnancy, or with regard to disabilities or Veteran status.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Compliant Procedures
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is strongly committed to ensuring that its learning and working environments are free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. This applies to all CCC students, faculty, and staff.
In compliance with state and federal laws, CCC has an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
which defines discrimination and harassment, outlines how to file a discrimination or harassment complaint, and discusses investigation procedures.
City Colleges of Chicago recommends you take the time to read the EEO policy for yourself and note:
- The “Duty to Report” section requires all CCC employees to report any incidents of discrimination, harassment, or hostile work or learning environment. Students are encouraged to report the same. Any employee or student needing to report an incident can make a report with the EEO Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the EEO form.
- The “Reporting a Complaint of Sexual Harassment” section of the policy includes information on who to report a complaint to, how to preserve evidence, the ability to file a police report, and what resources are available at the Wellness Center.
- The “Interim Measures” section allows the EEO Office, in conjunction with college personnel, to modify academic or working situations while an EEO investigation is pending.
- The Policy covers CCC activities that may not occur on CCC property. (Ex. SGA Travel, Campus Tours, etc.)
- The “Investigation Procedures” section outlines a step-by-step process and the standard of evidence used in investigations.
To view the most up-to-date Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Complaint Procedures, click here