Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Vermont State College (VSC) policies set expectations, rights, and responsibilities for all training participants, trainers, students, faculty, and staff and explain what you need to know and do in specific situations.
The policies most applicable for Northern Lights at CCV training participants are linked and summarized below. To access all policies that govern CCV, go to CCV’s Policy and Procedures webpage. If you have questions about any policy, please contact us.
Complaint Resolution: provides the mechanisms whereby training participants can register a complaint and pursue satisfactory resolution.
Disability Accommodation Policy- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): describes CCV’s guidelines and procedures to provide equal access to educational programs and employment, in accordance with the federal ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. CCV has identified ADA contacts in each academic center to assist with understanding the ADA and its implementation. The ADA contact for Northern Lights at CCV is Joanne Rouleau – 802-748-6673.
Drop, Add and Refund: Provides specific details regarding the timing and process for cancelling training registrations and refunds. Northern Lights at CCV training participants must cancel their training registration prior to the day of the training to be eligible for a refund. To cancel a training registration, contact your Resource Advisor.
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (VSC Policy 312): describes the privacy rights for training participants with respect to their educational records.
Lactation: describes the procedures by which individuals may request space and time at the academic center to breastfeed or express milk.
Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct (VSC Policy 311): describes the prohibitions around discrimination or harassing behaviors based upon protected categories of individuals, definitions of behaviors, and the procedures by which concerns are addressed. Other remedies (beyond CCV and the VSC) are listed, as are provisions around educating the community about discrimination and harassment issues. Any questions or complaints about potential or perceived discrimination in violation of any state or federal law should be directed to Angie Albeck, CCV Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Officer/504 Coordinator (802-654-0690; 1 Abenaki Way, Winooski, VT 05404), or Bo Finnegan, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (802-828-2816; 660 Elm St., Montpelier, VT 05601). (See CCV Non-Discrimination Statement below.)
VSC Policy 311 Implementing Procedures: outlines the steps available to individuals who may have been subjected to discrimination or harassing behaviors as defined in Policy 311, and describes CCV’s procedures for handling complaints involving such misconduct.
VSCS 316: Protection of Minors and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect: provides guidance to all members of the Vermont State Colleges System community on how to protect Minors from abuse, including sexual abuse, and neglect and provides information on mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect under Vermont law.
Service Animal Policy: this policy outlines definitions, acceptable inquiries, and expectations of behavior and care for service animals.
Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence, & Stalking (VSC Policy 311a): describes the prohibitions around sexual activity or sexual touching without consent, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and the procedures by which such concerns are addressed. It also provides important recommendations for victims of sexual misconduct.
Student Code of Conduct: describes CCV’s conduct expectations for training participants and students inside and outside the classroom. All members of CCV are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that contributes to a civil environment conducive to learning, inquiry, and discourse.
Substance Use & Abuse: prohibits the use of alcohol and illicit drugs, and describes nonsmoking policies. Persons whose behavior violates this policy will be subject to the provisions of the Disruptive Persons policy.
Tobacco Use and Reduction: policy is to reduce harm from tobacco use and secondhand smoke, to provide an environment that encourages persons to become and/or remain tobacco-free, and to promote a culture of wellness.
Visitor: describes the conditions whereby guests of students, training participants, and employees may be present at academic centers and college events. Children and visitors are not allowed to accompany training participants, or trainers in the classroom.
Weapons: CCV prohibits the possession and use of weapons, explosives, and/or other dangerous devices or substances on college grounds or at any college related event. A weapon is defined as any object or substance that is designed for, has the potential for, or is used to inflict harm to persons or cause damage to property. Replicas and facsimiles of weapons are also prohibited.
Other important links
VSCS Whistleblower Information
VSCS Resolve – CCV Resources for sexual violence, intimate partner violence
CCV Non-Discrimination Statement
Every member of the Community College of Vermont (CCV) should work to ensure non-discriminatory processes and practices with training participants, trainers, students, faculty, and staff. Qualified students and training participants are recruited for, admitted to, and participate in all college programs without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. CCV will provide reasonable accommodations to create equal opportunity for individuals with known disabilities. CCV is an equal opportunity employer. Faculty, trainers, and staff are employed without discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
CCV will make reasonable accommodations to the known disability of an otherwise qualified training registrant, applicant or employee. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Additionally, CCV will engage in efforts to recruit, admit, and support students and to recruit, employ, and support employees in order to achieve the diversity which advances the educational mission. CCV complies with state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and non-discrimination. Please contact Angie Albeck, CCV Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Officer/504 Coordinator, if auxiliary aid or service is needed to apply for admission or employment.
Any questions or complaints about potential or perceived discrimination in violation of any state or federal law should be directed to Angie Albeck , CCV Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Officer/504 Coordinator (802-654-0690; 1 Abenaki Way, Winooski, VT 05404), or Bo Finnegan, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (802-828-2816; 660 Elm St., Montpelier, VT 05601); the VSC Office of the Chancellor; the Vermont Office of the Attorney General; the Regional Office of Civil Rights; or the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, Washington, D.C.