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De Anza College will not tolerate any form of sexual assault, including rape, on college property or at any college- sponsored event. The college realizes that these situations may or may not be deemed criminal offenses and therefore may have to be handled both internally through college administrative action and externally by the appropriate law enforcement agency. Within the college, allegations of sexual assault or rape will be fully investigated by the college administration. Disciplinary sanctions may include suspension or expulsion for students or suspension or termination for employees.
The standards of conduct for students and the applicable sanctions for violating those standards are outlined in the policies and procedures of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, including
■ Administrative Procedure 5510: Student Code of Conduct
■ Administrative Procedure 5520: Student Due Process and Discipline
■ Administrative Procedure 5500: Student Rights and Responsibilities
■ Board Policy 4630: Sexual Assault Policy
Decisions regarding discipline of employees will be made in accordance with applicable legal and contractual provisions and procedures.
If an individual contacts the offices of Psychological Services or Health Services about being raped or sexually assaulted, the information will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with others, except in cases involving minors. If the individual decides to report the incident to a law enforcement agency, the Title IX coordinator or any college employee outside the offices of Psychological Services or Health Services, the information may be shared with other employees in order to provide support and assistance, but the college will make every effort to handle the information in the most private manner possible.
Members of a college community – 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. 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.
To file a complaint, students should use the online form at 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.
The goal of the Foothill-De Anza district is to provide a safe learning and working environment for students and employees. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor campus locations, with the exception of designated parking lots. This includes e-cigarettes.
In addition, the district does not allow use of marijuana or cannabis products on campus. These are prohibited under federal law.
Smoking is prohibited in district vehicles. “No Smoking” signs shall be conspicuously posted at building entrances and in employee
lounges, rest rooms, locker rooms, dressing areas, cafeterias, lunchrooms, and stadium and sports facilities. In addition, designated parking lot areas for smoking areas will be clearly marked. Those rules are based on California Government Code Section 7596 and district Board Policy 3217. Noncompliance will result in fines.
De Anza College students are afforded the rights and privileges outlined in the college's Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy (Foothill-De Anza district Board Policy 5500 and Administrative Procedure 5500). At the same time, students must assume responsibility for their personal conduct and meet the obligations in the college's Student Code of Conduct (Administrative Procedure 5510) and Due Process and Discipline Procedures (Administrative Procedure 5520).
Students can find more information in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy, which can be obtained from the Office of College Life or the offices of the college President, Vice President of Instruction, Vice President of Student Services or Dean of Student Development.
De Anza College strives to treat all students fairly, but as in any complex organization, conflicts and misunderstandings may arise from time to time. As a student, you have certain rights under the rules and regulations of the college, the Foothill- De Anza Community College District and the state of California.
If you feel that your rights have been violated by the college, you have the right to seek a resolution. The district board of trustees established Administrative Procedure 5530: Student Grievances to provide an avenue for relief. De Anza’s student grievance procedures are summarized in the following steps.
      * College policies and procedures regarding ADA compliance, mutual respect, nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and Title IX can be found on the college website at Information and forms for filing a complaint can be found at or by contacting the dean of Student Development and EOPS at 408.864.8218 or the dean of Counseling and Disability Support Programs and Services at 408.564.8945.

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