Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District provides equal opportunity in education and employment. To meet this commitment, the District maintains and supports an environment in which all employees and students can work and learn free from intimidation, harassment and discrimination. The District has adopted specific policies on sexual harassment and discrimination. Each year, new employees are required to attend a workshop on sexual harassment that current employees are also encouraged to attend.
The District encourages its employees and students to contact the appropriate Campus Coordinator or Central Services Coordinator prior to filing a formal complaint or to obtain assistance in determining whether or not an individual has been or is a victim of harassment or discrimination.
The designated Campus Coordinator for Foothill College is the Dean of Student Affairs and Activities, (650) 949-7241; the designated Campus Coordinator for De Anza College is the Dean of Student Development and EOPS, (408)864-8828; the designated Coordinator for Central Services is the Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, (650) 949-6210.
Informal complaints allow individuals who believe that they have been harassed or discriminated against to resolve the issue through a mediation process rather than a more formal procedure. If informal resolution of the concern is possible, it is not necessary to pursue a formal complaint as outlined in AP4640 on page 8: Complaint Procedures.
Formal complaints filed by an employee or student against a fellow employee, student or non-employee are referred and handled pursuant to the District's Procedures to Resolve Complaints Regarding Harassment & Discrimination (AP4640): Complaint Procedures.
Copies of all policies, procedures and forms are available in the District Human Resources Office, the Office of the Dean of Student Development & EOPS (De Anza), the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs & Activities (Foothill), and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services (De Anza).
Each of us has the responsibility to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment and/or discrimination by reporting all instances to the appropriate campus or district coordinator.
Definition of Sexual Harassment
Reporting Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment Awareness Training