SMC is committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment. No person shall be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, or medical condition.
The following Board Policies articulate SMC's commitment to equal opportunity and preventing and addressing unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment in the classroom and academic environment:
The following Administrative Regulations articulate the processes created by the District to address alleged lack of equal opportunity, unlawful discrimination, and sexual harassment in the classroom and academic environment:
Making a Complaint Re: EEO or Unlawful Discrimination
A complaint regarding alleged lack of equal opportunity or unlawful discrimination in the classroom or academic environment may be made verbally or in writing to any of the following persons:
Making a Complaint Re: Sexual Harassment
A complaint regarding alleged sexual harassment in the classroom or academic environment may be made verbally or in writing to any of the following persons:
To make a written complaint, use
A copy of a written complaint will be sent to the Legal Office of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, and the District's investigation of the complaint will be conducted pursuant California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 59300 to 59362.
In addition to District Policies and Regulations, Federal and California state laws require SMC to comply with equal opportunity and to prevent and address unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment in the classroom and academic environment. Please be advised that within the time frame allowed by law – whether before, during, or after SMC's investigatory process – you may file a complaint with the following offices, where the complaint is within the jurisdiction of the offices:
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact:
Sandy S. Chung, Assistant Director of Human Resources – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribhalin Kharpuri-Chavel, H.R. Analyst, Employee & Labor Relations – 310-434-4225/ email@example.com