Catalog Winter Update

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Kalamazoo Valley Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, height, weight, familial status, veteran status, marital status, or citizenship in its programs, services, employment, or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Vice President for Campus Planning and Operations, 6767 West O Avenue, P.O. Box 4070, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003 – 4070; 269.488.4298.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College believes that inclusivity encompasses, but is not limited to race, color, gender, weight, height, marital status, veteran status, disability, national origin, handicap, gender identification, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, economic circumstance, physical or mental ability, physical or mental characteristic, genetic information, or citizenship. It does not discriminate on the aforementioned or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kalamazoo Valley is recognized as an institution qualified and equipped to furnish education at the collegiate level to eligible veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Rules, regulations, standards and procedures are available by contacting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Kalamazoo Valley Financial Aid Office. Application for veterans’ benefits should be made well in advance of college registration.

Kalamazoo Valley provides a drug-free campus and workplace, and operates within the guidelines established by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Thus it prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution, dispensing, or manufacturing of illicit drugs or other illegal substances (including marijuana, which is illegal under federal law) and alcoholic beverages. Criminal prosecution is possible.