De Anza College is committed to equal opportunity regardless of age, gender, marital status, disability, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or other similar factors for admission to the college, enrollment in classes, student services, financial aid and employment in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45CRF 86), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112), and the Americans With Disabilities Act as amended (ADAAA) in 2008.
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 4100: Cultural Diversity / Equal Opportunity Policy.
- Board Policy 4105: Anti-Discrimination Policy.
- Board Policy 4640: Harassment and Discrimination.
- Administrative Procedure 4640: Procedures to Resolve Complaints Regarding Harassment and Discrimination.
De Anza College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District are committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment and all access to institutional programs and activities.
The college, the district and their representatives shall provide access to services, classes and programs without regard to national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because someone 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.
No district funds shall ever be used for membership in, or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution to, any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of any of the factors listed above.
All courses, including noncredit classes, shall be conducted without regard to the gender of the student enrolled in the classes. The college will not prohibit any student from enrolling in any class or course on the basis of gender. Academic staff, including but not limited to counselors, instructors and administrators shall not offer program guidance to students which differs on the basis of gender. The term “gender” means sex and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. “Gender expression” means a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.
Insofar as practicable, the college and district shall offer opportunities for participation in athletics equally to male and female students.
Anyone seeking information concerning nondiscrimination laws or policies, or wishing to fi le a complaint alleging discrimination should contact 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. Anyone seeking information or filing a complaint concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the dean of Student Development and EOPS at 408.864.8218, or the dean's designee.
All complaints will be reviewed in terms of Title VI and Title IX law, and the people involved will be advised of the provisions of the law and their legal rights. If normal channels are not available or fail to meet legal requirements, the necessary action will be initiated. The college will maintain a record of all Title VI and Title IX complaints and their progress toward resolution.
Students wishing to pursue a civil rights complaint beyond the college may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.