Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) as defined in our values,
seeks the active involvement of students, faculty and staff in
open, honest and fair communication. While we strive to be the
best in everything that we do, we continuously evaluate our
performance and welcome constructive assessment and suggestions
for improvement. As a community, we treat each concern with
respect and review each one seriously.
Records maintained by the college concerning student-initiated
concerns, including information regarding the incident, the
review and resolution may be shared with the Higher Learning
Commission, however, individual student identities will remain
If you should have a concern or feedback, please utilize the
resources below to notify the appropriate contact:
Student Life-Disability Services, Warner 226,
Comments, concerns, or complaints about your experience with any
of the college’s employees, services, programs, or facilities, as
they relate to accessibility for individuals with disabilities
should be submitted via the concerns form. Once a complaint is
submitted and received, it is reviewed and investigated by the
campus ADA Coordinator: John Davenport.
Incidents or alleged violations of harassment and/or
discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability,
ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic
information, HIV/AIDS status, military status (past, present or
future), national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, protected veteran status, status as a parent during
pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a
nursing mother, status as a parent of a young child, status as a
foster parent or any other basis under the law in its education
program or activity, which includes employment.
This form can be utilized by students, employees or others
wishing to file a report on their own behalf or by anyone wishing
to file a report on behalf of an impacted party. Ohio State
Newark is co-located with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC).
As a partnering college, members of the COTC community can use
this form for reporting bias complaints.
Sexual Misconduct and Violence (Title IX)
Office of Student Life, Warner 226, 740.364.9578
Central Ohio Technical College does not discriminate on the basis
of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status,
military status (past, present or future), national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status,
status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the
birth of a child, status as a nursing mother, status as a parent
of a young child, status as a foster parent or any other basis
under the law, in its education program or activity, which
includes employment. Please visit the Title IX website for
specific information pertaining to reporting, resources and
For Title IX and discrimination, contact Holly Mason,
associate dean of students & Title IX coordinator: Warner Center
Suite 226, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. 740-366-9219.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 740.364.9578.
The purpose of this form is to provide a formal method for
concerns/feedback to be filed with Central Ohio Technical
College. The more detailed information that you are able to
provide can be beneficial to the investigation and ultimate
resolution. It is important to note that while concerns or
feedback can be filed anonymously, it may be difficult to
resolve if those involved cannot be asked for further explanation
Once a concern/feedback is submitted, the information is reviewed
and directed to the appropriate person(s) or department on
campus. COTC’s Office of Academic Affairs is the designated
office of record for all submitted concerns. All submitted forms
are tracked and reviewed periodically to monitor and improve the
For additional resources, the Ohio Department of Higher Education
(ODHE) will review submitted complaints and work with student
complainants and institutions. Complaints not under the
Chancellor’s jurisdiction include: complaints filed more than two
years after the incident, grade disputes, student conduct
violations, criminal misconduct and violations of federal law.
For more information and to review the process to submit a
complaint, please visit ODHE’s website.