Unlawful Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the District to provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination. The District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and access to institutional programs and activities.
The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The District forbids and will not tolerate any form of discrimination and has enacted administrative procedures to assure equal opportunity and to recognize and eliminate violations of this policy in accordance with Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination. It is both illegal and prohibited by this policy to retaliate against any individual for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation.
The Superintendent/President shall establish administrative procedures that ensure all members of the college community can present complaints regarding alleged violations of this policy and have their complaints heard in accordance with the Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District complies with the California Education Code, Title V of the California Code of Regulations, all pertinent titles and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX regulations, the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The American with Disabilities Act, and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Responsible District Officer
The Associate Vice President of Human Resources shall be responsible for:
- Implementation of this policy and its accompanying personnel procedures
- Appropriate distribution of policy to administrative staff, employees, and students
- Receipt of all complaints filed pursuant to this policy
- Coordination of investigation of complaints.
Associate Vice President of Human Resources
Dr. Kevin O'Rorke
Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services
Acting Title IX Coordinator
For a see the following Board Policies and Administrative Procedures related to discrimination:
- Nondiscrimination Board Policy 3410
- Nondiscrimination Administrative Procedure 3410
- Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment Board Policy 3430
- Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment Administrative Procedure 3430
- Equal Employment Opportunity Board Policy 3420
All employees are encouraged to review the Sexual Harassment Brochure - A Guide for Identifying and Responding to Sexual Harassment (PDF) on an annual basis, and new employees are required to review and sign that they have read and understood the guide.
Designation of Title IX Coordinator
The Associate Vice President of Human Resources is the District's Title IX Coordinator.
What To Do If You Believe You Have Been Subjected to Discrimination
A person who believes that he/she has been subjected to discrimination including sexual harassment at the Shasta - Tehama- Trinity Joint Community College District may obtain a copy of the District's Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Resolution Procedures at the Human Resources Office, Administrative Building 100 Room 121. Students may also obtain a copy of the procedures at the Campus Center Building 2300 in the Student Services Office.
The District provides both informal and formal complaint resolution procedures. The District is committed to ensuring that persons complaining of discrimination including sexual harassment will not be subject to retaliation of any kind.
Please Note: The District may return without action any complaints that are inadequate because they do not state a clear violation of the EEO regulations. All returned complaints must include a District statement of the reason for returning the complaint without action.