College of San Mateo 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, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112), and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.
It is important that students, staff and all others associated with the College understand the importance of reporting concerns about possible violations of this policy. The College's commitment to equal opportunity demands full investigation of possible violations and an opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing on any matter relating to these laws and policies.
Any person seeking information concerning these laws and policies or claiming grievance because of alleged violations of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources/Employee Relations (358-6767).
All grievances will be reviewed in terms of Title VI and Title IX law, and persons 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 office will maintain a record of all Title VI and Title IX grievances and will report to the Affirmative Action Committee the general nature of such grievances and progress toward their resolution.