Quinebaug Valley Community College is committed to Affirmative Action as a means of positive action, undertaken with conviction and effort, to overcome the present effects of past practice, policies, or barriers to equal employment opportunity and to achieve the full and fair participation of Blacks, Hispanics and women, and all other protected groups found to be underutilized in the workforce or affected by policies or practices which have an adverse impact. Each year the college reviews pertinents statistical information and sets Affirmative Action goals. Click here for 2014 Affirmative Action goals.
In addition, Quinebaug is a proud and active participant in the Community College System's Minority Fellowship Program, as noted below:
- The Connecticut Community College System has administered a Minority Fellowship Program for qualified individuals interested in beginning or advancing a career in the community colleges.
- The Minority Fellowship Program pairs an experienced college professional with a "fellow" for a year-long mentoring experience. The goal of the program is to further diversify the system's professional workforce and to promote community college career opportunities as desirable options for members of minority groups.
- The Minority Fellowship Program is jointly sponsored by the Board of Trustees of Community Colleges and the professional staff union: the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, AFSCME and AFT.
- More information and an application can be found here. Applications are accepted January 2nd through July 15th each year.
The following links will also provide you with more information regarding Quinebaug's Affirmative Action Program, in addition to its policy on preventing and addressing any sexual harassment issues.
Click here for information on Affirmative Action.
Click here for information on our Affirmative Action Grievance Procedure.
Click here for your rights and information under Connecticut law.