Members of a college community – including students, faculty, staff and visitors – must be able to study and work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
It is the policy of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to prohibit unlawful harassment, including unwelcome sexual advances or conduct, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature when submission to the conduct is made a condition of employment, academic status or progress.
Resources and Assistance Under Title IXFor resources and assistance in dealing with gender discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual assault, please visit the De Anza College Title IX website.
See the following board policies and administrative procedures of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District:
- Board Policy 4640: Harassment and Discrimination.
- Administrative Procedure 4640: Procedures to Resolve Complaints Regarding Harassment and Discrimination.
Federal regulations under Title IX prohibit unwelcome sexual conduct that is severe, pervasive and objectively offensive.
Immediate action shall be taken against anyone determined to be in violation of the district policy. There is no time limit on reporting a complaint to the Title IX coordinator. However, if the responding party is no longer attending De Anza College, or a significant amount of time has passed since the alleged incident occurred, then the college's jurisdiction and the ability to investigate, respond and provide remedies may be limited. At that point, it is up to the discretion of the Title IX coordinator to pursue the complaint.
Visit deanza.edu/titleix for the most current college rules and policies.
To file a complaint, students should use the online form at deanza.edu/titleix. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Title IX coordinator at 408.864.8945 or the dean of Student Development at 408.864.8218.