Legal Notices and Disclaimers

During the 2023-24 academic year, some or all instructional formats may change due to an emergency affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2023-24 academic year.

The Community College of Denver is committed to providing equal access to all members of the community and to supporting the open access policy of the Colorado Community College System by providing barrier-free access to all students, including access to electronic and information technology per State and Federal mandates (Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008. 

Reasonable accommodations for students will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please get in touch with the Accessibility Center for more information.

Community College of Denver prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment, including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 19-60. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Community College of Denver will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Shana Stovall, Title IX/EO Coordinator as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures.

For information, contact:
Shana Stovall
Executive Director, Human Resources
Title IX/ EO/ ADA/ 504 Coordinator 
303.352. 3220
King Center, Suite 565
Campus Box 240
P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217-3363
You may also contact
Office for Civil Rights
303.844.5695
U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204

Aviso de No Discriminación

Community College de Denver prohíbe toda forma de discriminación y acoso inclusive las que violan la ley federal y estatal, o las políticas 19-60 del State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education (Consejo Estatal de Instituciones de Educación Superior de Dos Años y de Educación Vocacional).  Community College de Denver no discrimina a base de sexo/género, raza, color, edad, credo, origen nacional o étnico,  disabilidad física o mental, estado de veterano, estado de embarazo, religion, información genética, identidad de género, u orientación sexual en sus prácticas de empleo o programas y actividades educativos.  Community College de Denver tomará medidas apropiadas para asegurar que la falta de habilidades en el inglés no sea barrera para la admisión y participación en programas de educación vocacional.

Community College de Denver ha designado a Shana Stovall, Title IX/EO Coordinator, como su Agente de Acción Afirmativa/Coordinadora de Oportunidad Equitativa/Coordinadora de Título IX con la responsabilidad de coordinar sus actividades de cumplimiento con los derechos civiles y los procedimientos de reclamación. 

Para información, póngase en contacto con:
Shana Stovall
Executive Director, Human Resources
Title IX/ EO/ ADA/ 504 Coordinator 
King Center, Suite 565
Campus Box 240
P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217-3363
También se puede poner en contacto con:
Office for Civil Rights (Oficina de Derechos Civiles)
teléfono 303.844.5695
U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204

The Community College of Denver (CCD) is committed to providing web services that are accessible and usable by all, regardless of technology or access method. We actively work to increase the accessibility and usability of our websites by striving towards the seven principles of universal design, including equitable use, flexibility, simple yet intuitive, perceptible information, tolerance for errors, low physical effort for task completion, and appropriate design for approach in use.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level Double-A standards influence our web design. Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is no longer the single relevant accessibility guideline for web content. This site has been built using code compliant with the W3C standards for HTML and CSS, allowing future technologies, including assistive technologies, to interact with and display web content appropriately.

Our websites aspire to meet WCAG 2.1 Level Double-A and meet or exceed Section 508 standards of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To meet these standards, the following best practices are adhered to:

  • Alternative text descriptions for images.
  • Form inputs with associated text labels that provide instruction cues of detected input errors.
  • Appropriately titled frames.
  • Synchronized captions for non-live web-based video.
  • Tables for tabular data with data table captions and summaries are used where appropriate.
  • Content for which color alone is not the sole method for conveying content to distinguish visual elements.
  • Color contrast ratio is at least 4.5:1.
  • All page functionality is available using a keyboard.
  • Dynamic content with the ability to be paused or stopped.
  • Intuitive and logical ordering of navigation links and form elements.
  • Consistent navigation and functionality of elements across multiple web pages.

Accessibility Testing

One of the many tools assisting Community College of Denver is an active accessibility compliance widget called “USERWAY,” an automated accessibility monitoring, verification, and remediation based upon the standards defined by WCAG 2.1 and Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All areas of the CCD website will be reviewed at least annually; new content is reviewed before publication. Automated accessibility checkers are in place to report on compliance issues, such as spelling, color contrast, missing headings, images without alternative text, and other compliance violations as they arise.

Reporting an Issue

If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access information, please email us a detailed report at websupport@hmionline.net or contact the CCD IT HelpDesk at 303.352.3030.

Please include the following information:

  • The web page address URL in question, e.g., Admissions Homepage.
  • Your contact information: name, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • Technical information: operating system or device, web browser name, web browser version, and any adaptive software you are using if applicable.
  • Please describe the problems you are having accessing the page in as much detail as possible.
  • If you can, please include a “screenshot” or image of the page where you encounter the problem.

This report was prepared by the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) Police Department, with support from the AHEC executive office (for campus-wide policies) and Community College of Denver (for institution-specific policies) in order to comply with the Clery Act (formerly known as the Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990). The report describes security practices and procedures at the Auraria Higher Education Center and lists crime statistics for the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years.

The Auraria Higher Education Center serves three institutions: Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver. Since 1992, these institutions have been required to report each year on the status of campus security to all current students and employees. The report will be provided to any applicant for enrollment or employment on request.

This publication is intended to provide a general description of campus security arrangements and not to serve as a contractual agreement between AHEC and the recipient. Security procedures are subject to change without notice.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other, direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to send you information.

Unless you specifically ask us not to, we may contact you via email or by text in the future to tell you about new services or changes to this privacy policy.

CCD has adopted a policy to guide usage of all forms of electronic communication, including email, Internet services, texting, voicemail, audio and video conferencing, and fax messages that are sent or received by faculty, staff, students, and other authorized users of CCD resources.

In general, CCD provides various forms of electronic communication for teaching, learning, and College operations. All records created through the electronic communication equipment provided by CCD are the property of the College. People who are authorized to use email and voicemail provided by CCD may make personal use of those media, as long as there is no direct cost to the College.

All electronic communication at CCD must meet the standards of conduct, laws, and regulations published in such official CCD, state, and federal documents as the CCD Catalog, CCD Student Code of Conduct, any CCD faculty handbook, and the Colorado State Employees Handbook.

CCD electronic communications may not be used for commercial purposes, e.g., to send copies of documents in violation of copyright laws, to transmit information that is restricted by laws or regulations, to intimidate, threaten, or harass other individuals, or to interfere with the ability of others to conduct CCD business, forge communication so it appears to be from someone else, to get unauthorized access to data, files, or other communication, to breach security measures in order to access electronically stored information in any way, or sending chain letters or jokes of any nature.

CCD does not routinely monitor electronic communication. Message contents are inspected only to protect health, safety, or security. Still, the contents of email messages can be disclosed as a result of the legal discovery, writ, warrant, or subpoena, or as a result of a request under the Colorado Open Records Law.

FORM SUBMISSIONS 

If you wish to submit a form on this website, you may be required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

YOUR ACCESS TO & CONTROL OVER INFORMATION 

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting websupport@hmionline.net.

  • See what data we have about you if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

COOKIES

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies can enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site and to serve relevant ads across the Internet. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

This site uses Google Analytics, including Google Display Network Impression Reporting and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, to measure and record anonymous visitor data. This anonymous data may be used to serve advertisements via Google's advertising and Remarketing channels and third-party vendors to users on various websites. This site and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on past visits to this site. You can opt-out of these reports by using Google's Ads Settings or Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.

LINKS 

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

UPDATES

Our Privacy Policy may change occasionally, and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at websupport@hmionline.net.

Community College of Denver often uses photographs and audio/video recordings of college life, events, ceremonies, and other activities for purposes related to the educational mission of the College, including education, research, publicity, marketing and promotion of college programs.

By being present in areas open to the public or at public college events and activities, individuals authorize use and reproduction by the College or anyone authorized by the College of any photographs or recordings taken while at the college event or activity without compensation. All such photographs and recordings (including electronic) shall be the sole property of the College. 

The College may work with individuals requesting to be excluded from college photography/recordings when practical. Individuals not wanting to be photographed or recorded have the option of leaving the area being photographed/recorded.