2022-2023 Catalog 
  
    Mar 20, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog

Nondiscrimination Policy and Content Statements


Copyright © 2022 by Mountain Empire Community College

The information, procedures, regulations, rules, and policies listed in this catalog are subject to change by the College, the College Board, the Virginia Community College System or the State Board for Community Colleges. This catalog is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to establish contractual agreements between students and the College.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) is an open entry institution. Its mission is to provide quality higher education and workforce training programs and services that are financially and geographically accessible and meet individual, business, and community needs. The following pathways exist:

Allied Health College Transfer Engineering Manufacturing
Arts & Music Construction Environmental Public Safety
Business Education Health Sciences Technology


MECC is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission has no place in a learning or work environment and is prohibited. Sexual violence has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, MECC shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system, college, and university staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.

Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers, we take appropriate measures to assess each student’s ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling. Based on the assessment and counseling, students are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.

Nondiscrimination Coordinators:

  • Title IX Coordinator - Ron Vicars, Room 136, Godwin Hall, 276.523.7478
  • Title IX Coordinator (Students) - Lelia Bradshaw, Room 133, Holton Hall, 276.523.9107
  • Title IX Coordinator (Employees) - Val Lee, Room 138, Godwin Hall, 276.523.9079
  • Disabilities Coordinator - Dale Lee, Room 131, Holton Hall, 276.523.9108

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. Consumers with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.

Content Disclaimer

Mountain Empire Community College provides its website, catalog, handbooks, and any other printed materials or electronic media for your general guidance. The college does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the DNS registrations of www.mecc.edu is up-to-date, complete and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources, such as a student’s academic advisor. In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college. Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise.

Links or references to other materials and websites provided in the above-referenced sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsement of products or services referenced.