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Disclaimers, Legal Notices, and Reports

During each academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes that occur during an academic year.

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Pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Pikes Peak State College’s Human Resource Services (HRS) has a prescribed protocol for in-taking and processing all employment related ADA accommodation requests for regular and student employees. A Reasonable Accommodation Panel is charged with reviewing all documentation submitted by the requestor, conducting an in-person interactive session with the requestor, and making a disposition recommendation to the Executive Director of HRS who ultimately makes the final determination.

Any and all allegations of ADA discrimination (whether employment or educational) are required to be reported to the Executive Director of HRS. The Executive Director of HRS, as the institution’s EEOC/ADA Officer, is responsible for investigating all claims of discrimination by students and employees of the College.

The college also has an Access Committee comprised of various members (both abled and differently-abled) of the college community. The Committee meets to discuss and implement strategies for each campus that help make PPSC more accessible for students, staff and campus visitors.

Please contact Human Resource Services at 719.502.2600 if you have any questions regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Individuals affiliated with Pikes Peak State College shall not be subjected to unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), including protections against retaliation and for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

The College has designated Kim Hennessy, Vice President for Human Resource Services, 719.502.2600 as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Kim Hennessy, Vice President for Human Resource Services at 5675 South Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or at 719-502-2600.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

Pikes Peak State College often uses photographs and audio/video recordings of college life, events, ceremonies, and other activities for purposes related to the educational mission of the college, including education, research, publicity, marketing and promotion of college programs.

By being present in areas open to the public or at public college events and activities, individuals authorize use and reproduction by the college, or anyone authorized by the college, of any photographs or recordings taken while at the college event or activity without compensation. All such photographs and recordings (including electronic) shall be the sole property of the college. 

The college may work with individuals requesting to be excluded from college photography/recordings when practical. Individuals not wanting to be photographed or recorded have the option of leaving the area being photographed/recorded.

All of those who appear in PPSC promotional materials have agreed to the terms of use. The images chosen for PPSC digital, print and broadcast promotional materials are chosen to reflect the quality, diversity and respectability of the organization. 

The subsequent relationship between the photo or video subjects and the institution will generally be immaterial to the use of these visual assets.

One exception would be if PPSC officials believe any given subject might reflect poorly on the institution to the intended audience. PPSC retains its rights as sole decision maker on this content.


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