SP 3-120a – Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Program

Colorado Community College System / System Procedure

SP 3-120a

EFFECTIVE: March 15, 1990
REVISED: February 10, 1994
RETITLED: September 14, 2000
RETITLED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: April 20, 2016
REVISED: March 8, 2023
RENUMBERED: March 8, 2023

REFERENCE(S): Board Policy (BP) 3-120, Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action


/ Joseph A. Garcia /
Joseph A. Garcia, Chancellor


This procedure applies to the Colorado Community College System, including its Colleges (CCCS or System).


CCCS is a collection of people characterized by an infinite variety of languages, races, abilities, values, political perspectives, religions, economic conditions, gender representations, philosophies, dispositions, and personal lived experiences that comprise our humanity, define our personalities, and strengthen our communities.  CCCS is committed to creating a culture of equity where diverse perspectives, cultures, and values are accepted, made visible, and celebrated.


CCCS is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and access to services, programs, and activities. In all aspects of the application and employment process, decisions shall be made based on merit, competence, performance, and business need without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. All personnel responsible for employment decisions and the development and implementation of programs or activities are expected to support this commitment and give their cooperation to assure their individual conduct is in alignment with CCCS’ commitment to equal opportunity.

CCCS shall provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals to enable such individuals to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are applying or in which they are employed. Further, CCCS shall provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

Each College and the System Office shall appoint an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. Contact information for the designated EEO Officer shall be available in a prominent location where it would be reasonably expected to be found.

Each College and the System Office shall establish a written affirmative action program, updated annually. Affirmative action programs must include an analysis of the current workforce compared to the available market specific to gender, race/ethnicity, disabilities, and veteran status; setting standards by which to measure effectiveness of the program; assessment of specific areas where the College or the System Office can improve its outreach and recruiting efforts; and action items for moving toward a workforce that is reflective of the applicable labor pool and students served.


CCCS reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this procedure at any time and the change shall become effective immediately.