Affirmative Action Summary and Information
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Affirmative Action

Naugatuck Valley Community College supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, nationality, race, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Affirmative Action Summary of the Objectives

November 2020

The goals and objectives for Affirmative Action in employment are:

  1. Recruit and hire any group found to be underutilized in our workforce or affected by policies or practices having adverse impact that reflect their availability in the job market.
  2. Opportunities be made available to all employees for training and education that are administered in an equitable manner.
  3. Decisions involving transfer, reassignment, separation, and termination be based upon job related factors and criteria, and that practices which have an illegal discriminatory impact are identified and eliminated.
  4. Process and resolve allegations of discrimination in a fair and impartial manner.

Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D., CEO
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Advisory Committee

The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee may consider any matter appropriate to the development and implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan. The duties of this committee are to recommend and assist the Affirmative Action Officer in support of promoting Affirmative Action throughout the college.

The purpose of this committee is to provide an opportunity for the articulation of the concerns of minority and women employees and to recommend staff development programs and activities to further the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action and to develop workshops in our efforts to educate and overcome barriers to affirmative action.

This committee is to advise where there are concerns. These concerns will be addressed during meetings to allow discussion and team work to resolve. If necessary, concerns will be put in writing with the signatures of each member and sent to the CEO of Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Goals of this committee include:

  1. provide leadership to assist our college in recruiting minority staff
  2. work with other individuals throughout the college to obtain a positive work environment
  3. bring awareness of other cultures and concerns to the college community
  4. support other projects within the college environment.

These goals can be attained through workshops, speakers, attendance and support of one another on the college campus.

Lisa Dresdner, CEO
Naugatuck Valley Community College


Affirmative Action Policy Downloads:

Leah Glende
Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Section 504/Title II/ADA/Age Act Coordinator
CSCU System Office
860-723-0727 (p)
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination: Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, disability, including but not limited to present or past history of mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or genetic information in treatment or employment at the College, in admission or access to the College, or in any other aspect of its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the additional basis of veteran status or criminal record. The College is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35 and 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI); disability (Section 504/Title II); sex (Title IX); or age (Age Act). Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to the College may be referred to the applicable College Coordinators: Kimberly Carolina, CSCU Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity,; Angelo Simoni, CSCU Title IX Coordinator – CSU System Office, 860-723-0165; Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/Title II/ADA/Age Act Coordinator (Students), Naugatuck Valley Community College, Room K509a, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT, 203-575-8086 or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921 (Rev 10/21/21)

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