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Notices of Nondiscrimination
OCOM recognizes the individual dignity of each employee, student, patient, volunteer, and job applicant. OCOM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.

In accordance with the requirement of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the American With Disabilities Act of of 1990 (ADA) OCOM will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of a disability in its services, programs, or activities.  OCOM does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment policies and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. OCOM has a designated accessibility coordinator for students to whom questions or concerns about this notice should be addressed: Jessica Bineham, 75 NW Couch Street, Portland OR 97209. For all other accessibility questions or concerns, contact Amber Appleton, 75 NW Couch Street, Portland OR 97209.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs, including areas such as admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and other services. Title IX protects students and employees from unlawful sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in college programs and activities. OCOM has designated a Title IX Coordinator to whom questions or concerns about this notice should be addressed: Amber Appleton, 75 NW Couch Street, Portland OR 97209.

These policies comply with the spirit and the letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Title IX
Download OCOM's Discriminatory Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Policy.
Click here for policies and procedures for Title IX complaints, including forms, definitions, and resources. 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Patient Privacy Policies
Informed Consent and Patient Privacy Practices for Patients of OCOM’s Clinics

Campus Safety and Security
Our most recent (2023) CLERY ACT Report and posting of campus safety and security policies.

Complaint Process
Students should attempt to resolve any grievances they may have through informal and formal processes outlined in the Entry-Level Programs or DAOM Program student handbooks.

Should attempts to resolve these problems with appropriate school officials fail, or should the student be dissatisfied with the final outcome of the college’s complaint process, then the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), can respond to a formal complaint. Students may contact the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 775 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Students may also access the HECC Complaints web page or contact the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, MN 55331 by filing a complaint on ACAHM’s web page.