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Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policy

The South Orange County Community College District prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals in employment and in all programs and activities which it conducts. Therefore, no student enrolled in or employee employed by the South Orange County Community College District or applicant for enrollment in or employment with the South Orange County Community College District; or others who might receive the benefits of college activities, programs, and services shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any process, position, program, service, or activity, on any basis prohibited by law.

Individuals who feel they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, may want to file an informal complaint. [Note that using the informal process is not a prerequisite for filing a formal complaint. Any person may directly file a formal complaint as set forth below.] Individuals wishing to file informal complaints and/or seeking additional information pertaining to the Districts policies and procedures should contact the Vice President of Student Services for Irvine Valley College, Rm. A 119, (949) 451-5214.

As stated above, whenever possible, complaints should be resolved informally. If the informal process does not resolve the matter and/or if the complainant wishes to pursue formal procedures, then he or she may file a formal written complaint with the Director of Human Resources located at the Office of Human Resources, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, HSHS 316, California 92692-3635.

Complaint forms and other materials, including the Districts Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure, are available on the South Orange County Community College District website located at .

Related Items:
District Complaint Form

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