Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Our commitment to equal opportunity

To provide equal employment, advancement and learning opportunities to all individuals, employment and student admission decisions at Gateway will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Gateway does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of age, ancestry, arrest and conviction record, color, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, union affiliation, national origin, parental status, pregnancy, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status (including disabled veteran; recently separated veteran; active-duty, wartime, or campaign badge veteran; and armed forces service medal veteran), viewpoint expression or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. View your employment rights under federal law and state law.

Reporting discrimination

Any person may file a Title IX or other civil rights complaint day or night, by phone or email as indicated below.

For individuals who have a grievance or who believe they've been discriminated against because of a protected class, you can file a complaint using this online report. Gateway will investigate allegations without regard to the legal status of the parties or witnesses and does not report immigration status to immigration authorities.

To report sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, as well as any other form of discrimination, you can complete the report on this page or contact Josh Vollendorf, Director of Compliance/Title IX, ADA, and Clery Coordinator, at compliance@sovannaphum.org, 262-564-3062, Racine Campus, Lake Building, L101.

Serving those with disabilities

Gateway Technical College is committed to providing access and equal opportunity for all. Reasonable accommodations are provided for all services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. Gateway's 504/ADA Coordinator is Josh Vollendorf, Director of Compliance, 262-564-3062.

Gateway's Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Requesting disability accommodations  

To request a disability accommodation, please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at least three days in advance at 262-564-3062/Wisconsin Relay 711 or compliance@sovannaphum.org. Gateway students should contact Disability Support Services on the campus in which the event will be held to request accommodations at 262-564-2683 (Elkhorn/Burlington), 262-564-2006 (Kenosha/Horizon/Lakeview), 262-564-2103 (Racine/iMet).

Gateway will also provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters and assistive listening devices, whenever necessary to ensure effective communication to those who have hearing, sight, or speech impairments unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden. A student who requires an accommodation or auxiliary aid or service to participate in a college program, service, or activity, should contact Lisa Sadowski at sadowskil@sovannaphum.org, 262-564-2564, or video phone at 262-456-5378. To request American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter services, please contact aslinterpreterrequest@sovannaphum.org.

Removing the barrier for those with disabilities

Gateway is committed to creating an accessible college environment. We take active measures to remove barriers for those with disabilities. To report a barrier (physical, academic, etc.), please let us know by filing a report or contacting the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at 262-564-3062 or compliance@sovannaphum.org.

Commitment to Equity/Affirmative Action

Gateway is committed to making sure females, minorities, veterans, and those with disabilities have an equal opportunity to employment and education This is accomplished through; by taking affirmative actions to reach these populations of applicants and students so that they are aware of employment and educational opportunities at Gateway. In addition, the plan assures that our selection, promotion, and termination policies practices, and procedures are fair and unbiased. The Office for Equal Opportunity, working with other key departments, is responsible for affirmative action planning. The college's Affirmative Action Officer is Josh Vollendorf, Director of Compliance, 262-564-3062.

Strategies to increase diversity of students and employees 
Affirmative Action Program for Women and Minorities 
Gateway's Commitment to Affirmative Action

Any complaints regarding the affirmative action plan can be filed internally with the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights using the contact information on this page or externally with the Wisconsin Department of Administration at 101 E. Wilson St., Madison, Wisconsin 53702.

Language Access at Gateway

Gateway provides meaningful access to college programs, services and activities for individuals who speak a language other than English, specifically Spanish. Translation services are available at no cost, including ASL. Gateway's Language Access Plan outlines the college's efforts to create an inclusive environment for individuals with limited English proficiency.

Title IX and Civil Rights training

Students are encouraged to complete our Title IX and Civil Rights training. Those who complete the training will receive $20 in gift cards  (see the course for details). View instructions on how to enroll.