Student Support



In an Emergency 24/7

From any campus phone,
call 4300 or 911

From a mobile phone,
call SMC dispatch

If off-campus, call 911

Any form of retaliation or intimidation against anyone who has complained of or formally reported discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, or has participated in an investigation of such a complaint, regardless of whether the complaint relates to the complaining person or someone else, will not be tolerated, and violates Board Policy, this procedure, and applicable law. This means that if an individual raises concerns about possible sexual misconduct, including publicly opposing such alleged misconduct or filing a complaint with the District or any State or Federal agency, it is unlawful for the District or its employees, students, or third parties to retaliate against that individual for doing so. It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual because they testified, or participated in any manner, in an investigation or related proceeding. Prohibited forms of retaliation include intimidation, threats, coercion, or any type of discrimination of any type because of that individual’s complaint or participation.

The District will take steps as necessary to prevent retaliation against an individual who filed a complaint either on their own behalf or on behalf of another student, or against those who participated in investigatory or other procedures such as by providing information as witnesses.

If the District knows of possible retaliation, it will take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. Title IX requires the District to protect the complainant and witnesses and ensure their safety as necessary. At a minimum, this includes making sure that the complainant and witnesses know how to report retaliation and by responding promptly and appropriately to address continuing or new problems.