Federal Regulations

Pie chart listing faculty resource pagesFederal regulations are laws set forth by the state and federal government.  As an employee of MCCCD we are to uphold all state and federal regulations. 

Failure to do so can result in an unfavorable college reputation, fines and loss of federal aid to the college/student, loss of accreditation, loss of programs, and lawsuits.  The following information will assist your understanding of mandates that are current topics in the media and on college campuses.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Cindy Jepsen, Coordinator of College Compliance.  480-461-7817 cindy.jepsen@mesacc.edu

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities.  Compliance Quick Guide for Faculty.docx will support your understanding of these current issues as they relate to your instructional role on campus.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The purpose of the 'Clery Act' is to provide the campus community with timely, accurate and complete information about crime and the safety of the campus so that they can make informed decisions to keep themselves safe. 

Campus Safety Authorities (CSA's): The Clery Act requires all colleges to collect crime reports from individuals determined to, based on their official job responsibilities, have significant interaction with students and/or campus activities.  CSA's are officials whose functions involved building relationships with students and/or has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

Registered Sexual Offenders (RSO)

  • AZ Law requires Registered Sex Offenders to notify Maricopa County Sheriff's Department or the local law enforcement agency that they have enrolled at a college
  • Once the college has been notified, MCCCD Police Department will follow their safety protocol, collecting information on the RSO
  • The Police Department will notify the Dean or VPSA of students and with the information provided, they will make an informed decision on the status of the enrollment
  • An annual review will be conducted on each of the RSO's registered at the college

Freedom of Expression/Speech

Community Colleges and Universities are prohibited from limiting any area on campus where free speech may be exercised, subject to reasonable time, place and manner restrictions;  there are prescribed penalties for unlawfully restricting a student’s right to speak or express themselves.

Pregnant/Parenting Students

Pregnant and/or parenting students are protected against discrimination under Title IX and should not be treated differently based on their sex.  This protection extends to the health of the baby and it is suggested to be mindful of parenting male students.

Working with Pregnant/Parenting Students

Transgender Students

Transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX and have privacy protection under FERPA.  The goal is to foster a learning environment of inclusion, where all students feel safe and welcomed to learn.

Working with Transgender Students

Students of Faith

Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the public school setting based on race, color, national origin, as well as religion.  Here is a link to MCCCD's Religious Accommodation Procedures and Request form

Here is a frequently asked questions flyer. Religion-Sincere-Belief-Flyer.pdf

Faculty Training Opportunities