Nondiscrimination Statement: Annual Notice

Rainy River Community College is a two-year community college with open access to enrollment. Offerings include occupational and general education areas of study that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Key instructional programs include the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in the following areas:
  • Accounting | Bookkeeping
  • Coaching
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Health Science
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Nursing Assistant | Home Health Aide
  • Truck Driving - CDL

Rainy River Community College 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, gender identity or gender expression. In addition, discrimination based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law or familial status is prohibited.

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, Rainy River Community College 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.


If you experience or witness harassment or discrimination, please report it to:

Complaints of acts of discrimination or harassment by employees:
Affirmative Action Officer
Carmen Bradach, Chief Human Resources Officer
C.Bradach@mesabirange.edu
218.749.7743

Complaints of acts of discrimination or harassment by students:
Scott Riley, Financial Aid and Facilities Director
scott.riley@rainyriver.edu
218.285.2205
Student Services, SS122
or
Tammy Wood, Executive Assistant
tammy.wood@rainyriver.edu
218.285.2204
Student Services, SS111

Mel Millerbernd, Title IX Coordinator
mel.millerbernd@rainyriver.edu
218.285.2240
Student Center, SC112

If you require an accommodation for a disability, please contact:
Amy Amundsen
amy.amundsen@rainyriver.edu
218.285.2226
Student Services, SS136

This information is available in an alternative format. Call 218.285.2226 or TTY/Minnesota Relay at 1.800.627.3529


Minnesota State Policy 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education

NHED Affirmative Action Plans

NHED Affirmative Action Complaint Form

NHED Inclusion and Equity Plan