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    As an educational service agency, all marketing materials developed by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) require the inclusion of an equal opportunity, non-discrimination statement. Below are the statements to be utilized based on available space:


    This statement is to be used on all printed materials when space permits. Its font size should be a minimum of 6 pt.

    The Chester County Intermediate Unit will not discriminate in employment, educational programs or activities based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, handicap, marital status or because a person is a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era [NOTE: Only for TCHS add “and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups]. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for employees and program participants who are disabled. No preschool, elementary, secondary or post-secondary pupil enrolled in an intermediate unit program shall be denied equal opportunity to participate in age and program appropriate instruction or activities due to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, handicap, marital status, limited English proficiency or financial hardship. Participation in instruction and activities for a student identified as exceptional may be modified according to the student’s individualized education plan (IEP) developed for the student. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for pupils who are disabled.

    If you have a complaint regarding employment discrimination, you may file a complaint with the CCIU Human Resources Department using the form contained in CCIU Procedure #0112.02, by calling 484-237-5086 or by emailing DeafRelay@cciu.org. If you have a complaint regarding program participation discrimination, you may file a complaint with the program supervisor using the form contained in CCIU Procedure #0112.01, by calling 484-237-5086 or by emailing DeafRelay@cciu.org. A complaint regarding employment discrimination or program participation discrimination will be investigated and a prompt response will be provided consistent with the CCIU policies referenced above. You may also file employment-related complaints with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) or the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). Program participation complaints may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights or the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.


    Shortened non-discrimination statement

    When space is limited, the following shortened non-discrimination statement may be used:

    The Chester County Intermediate Unit will not discriminate in employment, educational programs or activities based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, handicap, marital status or because a person is a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era [NOTE: Only for TCHS add “and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups]. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for employees and program participants who are disabled. No preschool, elementary, secondary or post-secondary pupil enrolled in an intermediate unit program shall be denied equal opportunity to participate in age and program appropriate instruction or activities due to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, handicap, marital status, limited English proficiency or financial hardship. Participation in instruction and activities for a student identified as exceptional may be modified according to the student’s individualized education plan (IEP) developed for the student. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for pupils who are disabled. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Maureen Linahan, Title IX and Section 504 coordinator, at (484) 237-5086/DeafRelay@cciu.org; or in writing at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.


    Abbreviated non-discrimination statement

    When space is extremely limited, such as in print or digital advertisements, the following statement may be used:

    An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

     

    NOTE: For TCHS please add the following sentence as the first sentence in the full or mid-length selected statement: The Chester County Technical College High School is operated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.