Concorde is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment for all Concorde associates and students, including persons interested in applying to participate in a Concorde education program or activity as an employee or student. Accordingly, Concorde does not discriminate or harass, and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, including but not limited to sexual orientation and gender expression or identity, disability, or age in its education programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Concorde’s Non-Discrimination Policy:
Koula Foura M.Ed
Student Affairs Director
Lead Title IX Coordinator
Lead ADA Coordinator
Concorde Career Colleges
5800 Foxridge Drive, Suite 500
Mission, KS 66202
For additional information regarding Concorde’s policy against sex discrimination or harassment and grievance procedures to address allegations of sex discrimination or harassment, please see the Title IX policy.
Sexual harassment includes conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: (1) an employee conditioning the provision of an aid, service or benefit of Concorde on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct; (2) unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to Concorde’s education program or activity; and/or (3) Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, or Stalking as defined herein.
- Dating Violence. Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the survivor/victim based on the reporting party’s statements, with consideration given to the length of the relationship, type of the relationship, and the frequency of interaction between persons in the relationship. Dating Violence includes but is not limited to sexual or physical abuse or threat of such abuse but does not include acts covered as Domestic Violence (defined below).
- Domestic Violence. A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a: (1) current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; (2) person with whom the victim shares a child in common; (3) person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; (4) person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or (5) any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
- Sexual Assault. An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.
- Stalking. Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Sexual Offender Registry
Florida law requires that all nonpublic colleges, universities and schools inform students of the existence of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) sexual predator and sexual offender registry website (http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do) and toll free telephone number (1-888-357-7332; for TTY Accessibility: 1-877-414-7234).
Racial, Religious, or National Origin Harassment
Racial, religious, or national origin harassment deserves special mention as well and is expressly prohibited by this policy. Racial, religious, or national origin harassment includes any verbal, written, or physical act in which race, religion, or national origin is used or implied in a manner that would make a reasonable student or associate uncomfortable in the work and learning environment. Examples of racial, religious, or national origin harassment include jokes that include reference to race, religion or national origin, the display or use of objects or pictures that adversely reflect on a person’s race, religion, or national origin, or use of language that is offensive due to a person’s race, religion, or national origin.
How to Report Instances of Discrimination or Harassment
Concorde cannot resolve matters that are not brought to its attention. Any associate or student, regardless of position or program, who has a complaint of or who witnesses discrimination or harassment at work or school by anyone, including supervisors, managers, associates, nonassociates or students, has a responsibility to immediately bring the matter to Concorde’s attention. To bring instances of discrimination or harassment to Concorde’s attention, an associate or student must immediately complain to either of the following individuals who are responsible for enforcing this policy: the Campus President or Human Resources, Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. Complaints of sexual misconduct or harassment should be reported to the Campus President and/or campus Title IX Coordinator.
Concorde’s Commitment to No Discrimination or Harassment Policy
If a student feels that Concorde has not met its obligations under the policy, he or she should contact Human Resources at Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.