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Nondiscrimination / Harassment Policy

 The policy of the Santa Barbara Community College District is to provide an educational and employment environment in which no person shall be denied full and equal access to, the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, in whole or in part, on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity that is administered by, funded directly by, or that receives any financial assistance from the Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

Copies of District Board Policy(BP) and Administrative Procedure (AP) 3430 Prohibition of Harassment and BP/AP 3410 Nondiscrimination are available at www.sbcc.edu/policies or in the Human Resources Office, SS-230, or the Student Affairs Office, CC-222.

The policy of the Santa Barbara Community College District is to provide an educational and employment environment free from unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual favoritism, or other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment.

The policy of the Santa Barbara Community College District is to comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in the development, procurement, maintenance, or use of electronic or information technology and respond to and resolve discrimination complaints regarding accessibility. Such complaints will be treated as complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability.

This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in college programs and activities—including, but not limited to, academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics—and applications for, and treatment in, college employment.

In conformance with the requirements of Title II of the Educational Amendments of 1976, amending the Vocational Education Act of 1963, the college is committed to overcoming sex discrimination and sex stereotyping in vocational education programs.

Furthermore, in compliance with the Vocational Education Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Handicap, lack of English language skills alone will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in vocational education programs. Any screening procedures for vocational programs will evaluate skill levels and proficiencies pertinent to the program as criteria for admission.

Posibles dificultades con el inglés no son una barrera para matricularse en programas de carreras académicas o educación técnica.

Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the District who engage in discrimination as defined in this policy or by state or federal law may be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension, discharge, expulsion, or termination of contract.

Filing of Discrimination Complaint/Additional Information
See AP 3435 Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Investigations. Students intending to file a complaint regarding any action which they believe discriminates against them, or who require additional information on the policy and procedures may contact Dr. Ben Partee, Dean of Educational Programs (SS-260), 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394. P: (805) 730-4078.

Employees intending to file a complaint regarding any action which they believe discriminates against them or who require additional information on the policy and procedures may contact Patricia English, Vice President, Human Resources (SS-230), 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394. P: (805) 730-4734.

The ADA/504 Coordinator is Patricia English, Vice President, Human Resources (SS-230), 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394. P: (805) 730-4734.

If you are a student and you require additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, contact Ms. Marilynn Spaventa, Dean of Educational Programs (A-113), 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394, P: (805) 730-4078.

If you are an employee and you require additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, contact Patricia English, Vice President, Human Resources (SS-230), 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394. P: (805) 730-4734.
The Title IX Coordinator is Ben Partee, Dean, Educational Programs - Student Support Services (SS-260), 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394. P: (805) 730-4002.

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, may call (805) 730-4164, or email dspshelp@sbcc.edu.

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