Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by Rancho Santiago Community College District (both on and off-campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender-based dating and domestic violence, and stalking.
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. The District is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects all members of its campus community. The District shall be free of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation including acts of sexual violence. It shall also be free of other unlawful harassment, including that which is 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 military and veteran status, or because they are perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics. The District seeks to foster an environment in which all members of the campus community feel free to report incidents of harassment without fear of retaliation or reprisal. Therefore, the District also strictly prohibits retaliation against any individual for filing a complaint of harassment or for participating in an investigation.
To learn more about Title IX at Rancho Santiago Community College District, please visit the District's website.
Title IX Coordinator for the District
V. Jean Estevez
District Administrator, Institutional Equity, Compliance & Title IX
If you have experienced sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, or stalking, you can access information about your rights and options for assistance here. It's your right to decide who to tell. To find confidential resources on campus or within the community, please view your options.
Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions about school policies or complaint response procedures related to discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender or sexual orientation, including dating and domestic violence, sexual misconduct, and stalking. To make a complaint or file a report, please contact the Title IX Coordinator directly or use the Maxient Reporting Link. The policies prohibiting these behaviors and the regulations for addressing reports of discrimination or harassment against students and employees in RSCCD programs or activities can be found here. If you have been accused of violating a policy, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or view your resources.
Questions may also be addressed to:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339