Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment

Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment


Nondiscrimination

The Marin Community College District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities. The District prohibits all forms of discrimination based on any of the following statuses: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation of any person, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics.

Prohibition of Harassment

The District prohibits all forms of harassment based on any of the following statuses: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation of any person, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics. The prohibition of harassment includes sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation, including acts of sexual violence.

Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus

Any sexual assault or physical abuse, including, but not limited to, rape, as defined by California law, whether committed by an employee, student or member of the public, that occurs on District property, is a violation of District policies and procedures, and is subject to all applicable punishment, including criminal procedures, employee discipline as provided in applicable Board policy and collective bargaining agreements, or student discipline procedures. Students, faculty, and staff who may be victims of sexual and other assaults shall be treated with dignity and provided comprehensive assistance.

Filing a Discrimination or Harassment Complaint

The District encourages any individual who believes he or she has been the victim of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, in connection with District facilities, programs, or activities, or who believes that another individual accessing District facilities, programs, or activities, has been the victim of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, to file a written complaint using the Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Form that can be accessed at the link provided below.

Complaints must be submitted to the Executive Director of Human Resources or the State Chancellor unless the party submitting the Formal Complaint alleges Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation against the Executive Director of Human Resources, in which case it should be submitted directly to the Superintendent/President:

David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President
Marin Community College District
College of Marin
Kentfield Campus
Austin Center, Room 140
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, California 94904

Telephone: (415) 485-9502

Contact the Office of the President by email.
or the State Chancellor.

Complaints regarding employment matters must be filed within 180 days and non-employment matters within one year. To enable the District’s prompt and effective action in addressing concerns, the District strongly encourages the filing complaints within 30 days of the alleged incident or as soon as possible after discovery of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. While all complaints are taken seriously and will be investigated promptly, delay in filing impedes the District’s ability to investigate and take remediating action. All supervisors and managers have a mandatory duty to report incidents of harassment or discrimination, the existence of a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment, and acts of retaliation. The District will investigate all complaints or discrimination or harassment based on a protected class including acts that occur off campus if they are related to any District program or activity.