See Board Policies (BP):
- BP 3410-Nondiscrimination
- BP 3420-Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
- BP 3430-Prohibition of Harassment
- BP 3510-Workplace Violence
- BP 3540-Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus
See Administrative Regulations (AR):
Under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Education, California law regulating nondiscrimination in California community colleges is found in the California Code of Regulations which has a section or title known as Title 5 - specifically, "California Code of Regulations, Division 6, Title 5: Subchapter 5. Nondiscrimination in Programs Receiving State Financial Assistance Through the Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges" The purpose of Title 5 is to implement the regulations covering the District's compliance and enforcement provisions covering unlawful discrimination, including the submission of complaints, investigation of complaints, decisions, and the appeal process. District staff, faculty, and students are protected from unlawful discrimination under Title 5.
Section 59300: Purpose.
"The purpose of this subchapter is to implement the provisions of California Government Code sections 11135 - 11139.5, the Sex Equity in Education Act (Ed. Code, Secion 66250 et seq.), Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Section 1681), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 794), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Section 12100 et seq.) and the Age Discrimination Act (42 U.S.C. Section 6101), to the end that no person in the State of California shall, in whole or in part, on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, be unlawfully denied full and equal access to the benefits of, or be unlawfully subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that is administered by, funded directly by, or that receives any financial assistance from, the Chancellor orBoard of Governors of the California Community Colleges."
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It is unwelcome, unwanted verbal, non-verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It includes sexual advances and requests for sexual favors that is severe ('severity' does not depend on the number of times it happens, but on its impact and effect on the victim), or pervasive ('pervasive' does mean that it happens more than once) and creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning and work environment. The harassment behavior results in adverse learning conditions for students, or adverse employment conditions for employees.
Sexual Harassment can take many forms depending on the harasser and the nature of the harassment. Sexual harassment is about power. Both male and females can be victims or perpetrators of sexual harassment; equally, the harasser and victim can be of the same sex.
Concerns regarding unlawful discrimination and/or sexual harassment may be brought to the attention of any dean, faculty member, department chair, manager, supervisor, or other individuals with supervisory or administrative responsibility. Any such individual who receives a complaint shall report the allegation to the Office of Human Resources.