Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Program
(EEO/AA Program)

SP 3-120b

EFFECTIVE: March 15, 1990
REVISED: February 10, 1994
RETITLED: September 14, 2000
RETITLED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: April 20, 2016

REFERENCE: BP 3-120, Affirmative Action / Anti-Discrimination


/ Nancy J. McCallin /
Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D.
System President


This procedure applies to the Colorado Community College System (System) and the Community Colleges within the System.


Board Policy specifies that the System and each Community College shall have an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Program which promotes practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion of all employees and students.


Consistent with Board Policy BP 3-120, the System and each Community College shall develop an EEO/AA Program that seeks to remedy the underutilization of women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Each program shall address the following key areas:

Key Area #1:

Take appropriate action to recruit and retain a diverse student body.
Each Community College that identifies areas of underutilization will develop and implement strategies to address necessary student recruitment and retention.

Key Area #2:

Assure equity in outcomes for students from underrepresented groups, as compared to overall student outcomes.

Each Community College shall identify problems with retaining and graduating any identifiable group of students, and develop and implement strategies to resolve these problems.

Key Area #3:

Initiate and maintain activities designed to enhance harmony for all who work and study on campus, in order to improve the quality of educational opportunities.

Each Community College shall recognize and celebrate diversity through activities, environment and enrichments to the curriculum.

Key Area #4:

Take appropriate action to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that over time reflects the diversity of the labor pool from which the System or Community College recruits and selects.

The System and each Community College will annually update an affirmative action plan that identifies areas of underutilization and strategies to address the underutilization when the disparity is significant (greater than 20% of total).

Key Area #5:

Educational services and employment practices should be sensitive to the needs of individuals with disabilities, and efforts should be made to accommodate such needs.

The System and each Community College shall establish an interactive process for providing accommodations for persons with disabilities in its employment practices and educational programs and activities.

The System and each Community College shall submit their annual affirmative action plan to System Human Resources no later than July 1st of every year.

Compliance with this procedure and the EEO/AA program developed hereunder shall be a factor for consideration in the evaluation of the performance of System and Community College employees charged with overseeing the program.

When search committees are utilized, diversity should be a consideration when comprising and instructing the committee.

Revising this Procedure

If statutory provisions, regulatory guidance, or court interpretations change or conflict with this System President’s Procedure, the System retains the right to revise accordingly and for the changes to take effect immediately.