Colleges must advise students, parents, employees, and the general public that all vocational opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. The annual notice must include a brief summary of the program offerings and admission criteria, and the names, title, address, and phone number of person(s) designated to coordinate compliance under Title IX and section 504. Announcement of this policy of non-discrimination may be made, for example, in local newspapers, recipient publications, and/or other media that reach the general public, program beneficiaries, minorities (including national origin minorities with limited English language skills), women, and handicapped persons.
The college should perform a study of the service area to determine if it contains a “community of national origin minority persons with limited English language skills”. The notice must include specific point of contact and that individual’s contact information.
Citation: Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs: Public Notification
Frequency: Annually (before the start of fall quarter)
Location: Local media and/or community-based organizations as determined by college. It is not required to be published on the website, unless it is evident that this is the best way to disseminate the Annual notice of non-discrimination. Research must backup the avenues in which the college chooses to advertise the annual notice.