It is the policy of the Sierra Joint Community College District to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by assuring that no student or employee shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Sierra College prohibits all forms of sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination. Such conduct violates Sierra College policies and may violate California law. Students or employees who engage in such behavior are subject to disciplinary and possible legal consequences. Under Title IX, discrimination and sexual violence can include: sexual assault, sexual harassment, exhibitionism, gender-based discrimination or harassment, intimate partner violence, non-consensual sexual contact, rape, sextortion, stalking, and voyeurism.
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Sierra College's policies and definitions related to Title IX Sexual Violence. All students are required to view an online sexual violence presentation that is accessible through their mySierra account. Detailed information about sexual violence prevention, including information on confidential campus and community resources is located under 'Title IX Safety and Security' on the Sierra College website.
Such programs and activities include admission of students, assessment procedures, counseling programs, access to academic courses, athletic programs, career technical education and other activities. Inquiries concerning compliance may be addressed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, (916) 660-7006.
Reference: Sierra College Board Policy 7715.