Policies and Procedures

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment and requires that commercial facilities, transportation, telecommunications and state and local government services be made accessible. Depending on its type of business, an employer may be covered by all of the provisions, but it is primarily Title I that affects the workplace. Title I prohibits employers from discriminating against "qualified" individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including:

  • advertising
  • recruiting
  • job application process
  • hiring
  • training
  • advancement
  • compensation
  • leaves
  • fringe benefits
  • layoffs
  • firing
  • access to workplace facilities
  • any other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment


Employers must make "reasonable accommodations" for the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals, unless doing so would impose an "undue hardship" on their business.

ADA Definitions

Information Regarding Roles, Responsibilites and Confidentiality

Who is Protected?

Requesting Accommodations at TBCC

Resolving Complaints by students with disabilities regarding appropriate accommodations or discriminatory treatment


Nondiscrimination Statement


Tillamook Bay Community College does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, marital status, height/weight ratio, disability, veteran status, age, or sexual orientation in any area, activity or operation of the District.  In addition, the college complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and all county, state and federal civil rights laws. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the college's benefit and services shall be extended to all persons, and the college shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through a positive and continuing affirmative action plan.

Complaint Procedures


Tillamook Bay Community College supports you and your right to make a complaint when you believe that you have been denied equal access in the form of appropriate accommodations or that you have experienced discriminatory treatment as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act. While we encourage you to resolve your concerns directly with the TBCC staff person involved, we recognize that this may not always be appropriate and offer the following informal and formal resolution procedures.


I. Complaints by students with disabilities regarding appropriate accommodations or discriminatory treatment under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA.


Resolving Concerns with General College Staff, Programs, Departments, and Organizations


You are encouraged to discuss your concerns with your career education advisor.  Your advisor can assist you in resolving concerns by clarifying your concerns and facilitating communication with the staff person, program, department, or organization. Any concerns that are not resolved must be reported to the Director of Student Services. The full grievance procedure is explained in the TBCC Catalog and the TBCC Student Handbook.


Resolving Discrimination Concerns Outside of the College


You may file an external complaint of disability discrimination with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 915 Second Avenue, Room 3310, Seattle, WA  98174-1099, (206)220-7900 (v), (206)222-7887 (fax), http://www.ed.gov/ocr/complaintprocess.html.

Helpful Links

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, contact Career Education Advisor (503) 842-8222 x1145

It is the policy of Tillamook Bay Community College and its Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability height/weight ratio, organizational affiliation, or political affiliation in any educational programs, activities or employment. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. Persons having questions about nondiscrimination should contact the Dean of Administrative Services at TBCC, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 110, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020 or TDD (503) 842-2467.

  • Section 504 Coordinator, Michele Burton, Director of Student Services, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 116, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110

  • Title II Coordinator, Pat Ryan, Director - Facilities, Human Resources, Safety, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 122, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020

  • Title IX Coordinator, Lori Gates, Chief Academic Officer, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 110, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1030