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Privacy Policy

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is committed to making sure your personal information remains confidential. We do not sell, loan or provide any information to anyone outside CCS.

Non-Discrimination Notice/Equal Opportunity Institution

Training Taken by CCS Title IX Staff

Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules require the sharing of “[a]ll materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient must make these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public.”

Title IX Training by ATIXA on January 25-27, 2022 (available on request)
Title IX Training by Washington AGO on Feb. 18, 2021
ATIXA Level One Investigator Training on Dec. 14-15, 2020
Constructing the Live Hearing Process on Oct. 14-15, 2020
Conducting Trauma-Informed Investigations by Grand River Solutions October 2023
Title IX Alternative Resolutions by Grand River Solutions October 2023

CCS Rule-Making Information

There are currently no rule-making proceedings.

Faith & Conscience Absence Policy

Community Colleges of Spokane will grant reasonable accommodation so that grades are not adversely impacted for students who are absent for reasons of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. Such absences must be requested in writing on the Class Absence Request form within the first two weeks of the beginning of the course start. There are no additional fees associated with this request.

Examples of religious accommodations may include: rescheduling of an exam or giving a make-up exam for the student in question; altering the time of a student’s presentation; allowing extra-credit assignments to substitute for missed class work or arranging for an increased flexibility in assignment due dates; and releasing a graduate assistant from teaching or research responsibilities on a given day.

The student is solely responsible for ensuring documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence. If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.

Students who have concerns about approval or a grade impact may utilize the Student Concerns Process or the Grade Appeal Process in cases impacting a final grade:


Community Colleges of Spokane complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other relevant state and federal laws in providing equal access to services and programs to students with disabilities or pregnancy. Students should contact Disability Access Services to identify themselves as having a disability or a pregnancy and request services and/or accommodations.

Learn about the services available to students with disabilities or pregnancy, who to contact, how to request services and/or accommodations and get answers to frequently asked questions at Spokane Community College or Spokane Falls Community College.

Spokane Community College 
Disability Access Services 
Spokane Falls Community College
Disability Access Services
Voice: 509-533-7169
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA  99217-5399
(Disability Access Services is located in
Building 15, Room 113)
Voice: 509-533-4166
3410 W. Whistalks Way
Spokane, WA  99224-5288
(Disability Access Services is located in
Building 30, Room 104)

In addition, Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is committed to providing equal access to all individuals seeking information on our website, including people with disabilities. This commitment is reflected in ensuring compliance with various laws and policies that support people with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Washington State Anti-Discrimination Law; and Washington State Policy 188. Content presented on this site should be perceivable, operable, understandable and robust, for individuals using assistive technologies.

If, because of a disability, you are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this website, please contact us by filling out the form below. We will contact you to attempt to provide the information you are seeking and will work to resolve any issues regarding inaccessibility of the information on the website.

Information Technology Accessibility Problem Report

Trouble accessing content on this site? Please use the form below to let us know.

Enter the url of the page or document that you are having trouble accessing
Include browser/version (for example Chrome version 53 or Internet Explorer 11), assisstive technology, etc.
Would you like to be contacted about this issue?:

If you would like to file a formal complaint/grievance pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the ADA please contact

Amy McCoy | Chief Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator/ADA Compliance Officer
Community Colleges of Spokane
2917 W. Whistalks Way
Room 251A
Spokane, WA 99224-5288

For more information about filing a complaint, please refer to CCS Administrative Procedure 2.30.01-A: Complaints of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment or Misconduct, Domestic or Dating Violence, Stalking and Retaliation.

Information on This Site

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is comprised of two separately accredited colleges, Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College.  CCS has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this website.  However, CCS reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees.  When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but CCS assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes.  Changes may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are currently enrolled.  Nothing contained in this website shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights.

We encourage readers to contact the appropriate college or office to obtain current information.

Whistleblower Act Notice

The Whistleblower Act State law (RCW 42.40.070) requires Community Colleges of Spokane to annually provide information about the Whistleblower Act to its employees. The Whistleblower program is intended to provide an opportunity for employees to report improper governmental actions. The law makes retaliation against individuals whose assertions result in a whistleblower investigation unlawful and authorizes remedies should it occur.

Improper governmental action is defined as any action by an employee undertaken in the performance of the employee’s official duties which:

  • Is a gross waste of public funds or resources; 

  • Is in violation of federal or state law or rule, if the violation is not merely technical or of a minimum nature; 

  • Is of substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety; 

  • Is gross mismanagement;

  • Prevents dissemination of scientific opinion or alters technical findings; or 

  • Violates the administrative procedure act.

The Whistleblower Act specifically states that improper governmental action does not include personnel matters.

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) is solely responsible for investigating and reporting assertions of improper governmental action in state government. Whistleblower complaints may be filed anonymously.

Whistleblower complaints may be filed directly with the State Auditor’s Office or to CCS officials. For more information, click the button below. 

Washington State Auditor’s Office
ATTN: State Employee Whistleblower Program
P.O. Box 40031
Olympia, WA 98504-0031

The following individual is the designated CCS official that a whistleblower complaint may be filed with:

Linda McDermott, Acting Chief Financial Officer

CCS is required to immediately notify the State Auditor’s Office of any complaints received.