It is the policy of the Contra Costa Community College District and Los Medanos College to provide an educational and employment environment in which no person shall be unlawfully subject to discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, marital status or physical or mental disability or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Unlawful harassment, discrimination or denial of access of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability is strictly prohibited. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s education programs.
Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures and requests for the elevation and addition of sports may be directed to the Los Medanos College Title IX Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator:
Gail Newman, Senior Dean, Student Services
Informal Procedure: Student-complainants have the option of following the informal procedure, working with the Senior Dean of Student Services. The Senior Dean will meet with the student-complainant, the respondent and other appropriate college personnel to attempt an informal resolution within 30 calendar days of receiving the complaint. A record of the complaint and resolution will be maintained.
Formal Procedure: Students also have the right to file a formal unlawful discrimination complaint. The Senior Dean will provide students with the District complaint form and forward the completed form to the District Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. 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. 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 District Governing Board has 45 calendar days in which to act on the appeal.
Inquiries/Complaints on Basis of Disability: Inquiries regarding access, treatment, or employment on the basis of disability, should be directed to the Section 504 Coordinator, the Senior Dean of Student Services. The Senior Dean can be reached by calling (925) 473-7421 or TDD (925) 439-5709 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.