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 (FHDA) to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment as defined and otherwise prohibited by Federal and State law.

Important Information

Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:

  • Conduct of a sexual nature that is explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education.
  • A decision based on the submission to or rejection of a sexual advance.
  • Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual’s performance or creates an intimidating work or educational environment.

Immediate action shall be taken against individuals determined to be in violation of this policy.

Any individual who believes that he or she has been a victim of sexual harassment may file a complaint within one year of the date on which the complainant knew or should have known of the facts of the sexual harassment incident.

Complaints of sexual harassment filed by an employee of the district against another employee or student, or a student against an employee of the district shall be referred and handled pursuant to the district’s Administrative Procedure 4640: Procedures to Resolve Complaints Regarding Harassment and Discrimination. Such complaints should be directed to the dean of Student Development and EOPS at 408.864.8218 or the vice president of Student Services at 408.864.8330.

Complaints of sexual harassment filed by a student against another student, or student against a third party, shall be referred and handled pursuant to the district’s Administrative Procedure 4640: Procedures to Resolve Complaints Regarding Harassment and Discrimination. Such complaints should be directed to the dean of Student Development and EOPS at 408.864.8218 or the vice president of Student Services at 408.864.8330.


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