Dating violence and academic success
Upon receipt of a formal complaint, the District will immediately notify the State Chancellor’s Office.
Within 10 calendar days of receipt, the District will commence an investigation of the complaint and notify the complainant.
Dating violence is abusive and violent behavior in a dating type relationship. It reflects the perpetrator’s desire to control and dominate the victim.
It can happen in both heterosexual and homosexual connection.
Students also have the right to file a formal unlawful discrimination complaint.
The Vice President will provide students with the District complaint form and forward the completed form to the District Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.
Every October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Haven Project hosts a visual display in the Oak Grove that includes the Silent Witnesses.
This display also includes the Domestic Violence Graveyard, a collection of tombstones that display statistics about domestic violence.
Retaliation against anyone who reports or participates in the investigative process is prohibited and may be subject to sanctions, as determined by the college.
Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome visual, verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment is conduct that explicitly or implicitly affects a person’s employment or education or interferes with a person’s work or educational performance, creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment.
The District has 90 calendar days in which to investigate the complaint and report the administrative findings to the complainant and the State Chancellor’s Office.
The complainant may appeal the administrative determination to the District Governing Board within 15 calendar days of notice of such determination.
The Vice President can be reached by calling (925) 473-7421 or TDD (925) 439-5709 or by email: [email protected]