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Jefferson College wants to make sure that everyone has equal access to education, and can learn in a supportive environment. In order to make sure that our campus is providing our best opportunities, we have several avenues for students, faculty and staff, to access resources and support:

You Should Know:

  • Diversity Statement-Jefferson College is a community leader dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity through opportunities and experiences that foster a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and understanding for everyone in the campus community, to engage in a diverse world.

  • Non-Discrimination Policy-It is the policy of Jefferson College that no person shall, on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status, be subject to discrimination in employment or in admission to any educational program or activity of the College. In compliance with Federal Rules and Regulations, Jefferson College has adopted a procedure for resolving complaints of discrimination. The procedure is available to any Jefferson College studentemployee, or applicant who feels that he or she has been discriminated against in employment, student programs, or student activities. More information available here

  • Title IX-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Learn more.

If you see conduct in or out of the classroom that are in violation of these policies, we urge you to report it through our Maxient systemSomeone will get in touch with you.

Need to connect directly to someone? There are many people on campus
interested in supporting a welcoming environment:

Co-Chairs of the
Diversity Committee

Richard Stephenson

Lisa Pavia-Higel or 636-481-3439 or 636-481-3411

Kristine Bogue

Behavioral Concerns and
Student Conduct Coordinator/
Title IX Investigator or 636-481-3262

Kim Sahr

Director of Student Compliance/
Title IX Coordinator or 636-481-3258

Christine Platter

Disability Support Services Coordinator or 636-481-3169

Holly Lincoln

Preferred Name Requests - Student Records & Rosters or 636-481-3230

Peer Support is also available through the following student organizations:

  • Active Minds - Supports student mental health
  • Black Student Union - Provides fellowship and support for students of color (all are welcome!)
  • LGBTQ+ - Provides a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students and allies

Other Resources:

Jefferson College’s Vikings Care (r u ok?) has a number of resources for students both on campus and throughout our community. View a variety of “Life Links.”

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