The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (District) is committed to providing learning and working environments that ensure and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. People backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization. The District strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
No person shall be unlawfully subjected to discrimination or denied full and equal access to District programs or activities on the basis of ethnic group identification, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. District programs and activities include, but are not limited to any that are administered or funded directly by or that receive any financial assistance from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
The Chancellor shall establish administrative procedures that ensure all members of the college community can present complaints regarding alleged violations of this policy and have complaints heard in accordance with the Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination.
No District funds shall be used for membership or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution on behalf of the District or any individual employed by or associated with the District, to any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of the groups mentioned above.
"No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid."
Examples of the types of conduct that violates Title IX include, but are not limited to:
The sexual harassment of students, including the crime of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.
Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.
Sexual Assault: encompasses all unwanted sexual behaviors, including rape. Everything from non-consensual kissing and fondling to forced oral, anal, or vaginal sex, is an act of sexual assault.
Rape: is any sexual intercourse without a person’s consent. Rape includes instances where sex is forced, and/or against a person’s will, and/or occurs while a person is incapable of giving consent.
Please call or email Aimee Gallagher, Vice Chancellor Human Resources to set up an informal meeting if you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence. GCCCD promptly and thoroughly investigates and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
Aimee Gallagher, Vice Chancellor Human Resources
Inquiries regarding the filing of grievances or for requesting a copy of the college's grievance procedures may be directed to:
*Contact information can also be found in the Cuyamaca College Catalog*
In an effort to educate our students on the prevention of sexual assault and dating violence, Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges each offer various training and educational workshops throughout the year. In addition, the Student Health Centers at each college offer monthly tabling events on campus. Students can contact the Student Affairs office at either campus to receive copies of the GCCCD Policies and Procedures as well as information pertaining to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and many other topics.
For District policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, student rights, responsibilities and code of conduct, as well as student discipline, click on the links below:
CAPS - Campus & Parking Services
Location: A-200 or Contact: (619) 660-4429
Location: Health & Wellness Center (Student Center, I-134) or Contact: (619) 660-4200
Location: Student Center, I-134 or Contact: (619) 660-4200
Location: Student Center, I-120 or Contact: (619) 660-4612
24 hour Hotline: (888) 385-4657