Equal Opportunity Employer

Volunteer State Community College, an AA/EEO employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law.

College employees, or applicants for employment at Volunteer State Community College, who believe they have been discriminated against or harassed based on any of the protected classes identified above should contact the College's Manager of Employee Relations and Equity at 615-230-3592 or at eeo@volstate.edu. For more information, please refer to the College's general non-discrimination policy.

ADA and Reasonable Accommodation

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA/AA) prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. A qualified employee or applicant with a disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question.

Under the ADA, a person with a disability is anyone with a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity or anyone who has a record of a disability or is regarded as having a disability. Not every disability is visible.

Some common disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Blindness
  2. Deafness
  3. Cancer
  4. Diabetes
  5. Epilepsy
  6. Cerebral palsy
  7. Schizophrenia
  8. Muscular Dystrophy
  9. Bipolar disorder
  10. Major depression
  11. Multiple sclerosis
  12. Missing, or partially missing, limbs
  13. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  14. Obsessive compulsive disorder
  15. Impairments requiring use of a mobility device

College employees, or applicants for employment, with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation and initiate the interactive process by contacting the institution's Manager of Employee Relations and Equity at 615-230-3592 or at eeo@volstate.edu. Reasonable accommodation for employees will be made to the extent possible.

Students seeking more information regarding access and accommodation should contact the Office of Disability Services

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