Student Support

SMC Resolution Process

 

In an Emergency 24/7

From any campus phone,
call 4300 or 911

From a mobile phone,
call SMC dispatch
310-434-4300

If off-campus, call 911

The District may offer an informal resolution process to the Parties only after a formal complaint has been filed, including but not limited to mediation, rearrangement of work/academic schedules, providing informal counseling or training, etc. The informal resolution process is intended to resolve a formal complaint without a full investigation and adjudication process. The informal resolution process must not be used to resolve allegations that a District employee sexually harassed a student.

Steps for Informal Resolution Process

  • Prior to initiating the informal resolution process, the District must provide the Parties with written notice of the following:
    • The allegations within the formal complaint;
    • The right to withdraw from the informal resolution process at any time prior to agreeing to a resolution; and
    • That participation and agreement to a resolution in the informal resolution process precludes the Parties from resuming a formal complaint arising from the same allegations. 
  • Both Parties must give their voluntary, informed, and written consent to the informal resolution process

Information for individuals involved in a discrimination/harassment investigation.

AR 3122-Sexual Misconduct