The Marin Community College District (“District”) is committed to fostering a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence. Title IX protects all participants in the District’s educational programs and activities, including students and employees.
In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code, other state and federal laws, and the District policies and procedures also prohibit discrimination and ensure equity in education.
Title IX information provided here applies to both the Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses, and to all of the District’s programs and activities.
For resources and more information on Title IX, please visit the Title IX webpage.
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.
- Board Policy 3430: Prohibition of Harassment
- Administrative Procedure 3430: Prohibition of Harassment
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.
- Board Policy 3540: Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus
- Administrative Procedure 3540: Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus
- Reporting Sexual Assault and Assistance for Victims of Sexual Assaults
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 Nekoda Harris, 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.
Marin Community College District
College of Marin
Austin Center, Room 140
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, California 94904
Telephone: (415) 485-9502
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.
- Administrative Procedure 3435: Discrimination and Harassment Investigations
- UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT FORM: Download PDF or Word docuemnt
- Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination Under Title 5, California Code of Regulations