LACCD Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Los Angeles Community Colleges District (LACCD) to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, Ethnic Group Identification, ancestry, religion, creed, sex or gender (including sexual harassment), pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, perceived to be in a protected category or associated with those in protected category and veteran status.

All programs and activities of the LACCD shall be operated in a manner which is free of discrimination. Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the District who engage in any form of discrimination as defined in this policy or by state or federal law shall be subject to discipline, up to and including discharge, expulsion, or termination of contract.

You have a right:

  • To work and study in an atmosphere free of harassment and discrimination.
  • To be judged by the same criteria as all others, not by standards that are less demanding, or more rigorous, or different in any way.
  • To complain, free of retaliation.
  • To be treated fairly and without prejudice whether you are making a complaint, are witnessed to a complaint, or are charged with a complaint.

If you believe you have been discriminated against you need to do something about it.

Doing something about discrimination means that you may solve the problem. This will makes things better for you and also for other people in the future.

Doing nothing means that the situation will stay the same or get worse.

Any individual who believes that his or her employment and/or educational rights have been violated may file a charge of discrimination.

Before you can do anything you have to know who it is unlawfully discriminating against you.

Is it an individual or a group of people, a co-worker, an instructor, a supervisor from another section?

Once you have worked out who is unlawfully discriminating against you, you then need to sort out how they are treating you badly.

  • What are they doing to you?
  • Is what is happening to you happening to other people as well?
  • Is what is happening to you happening because of your protected class?

If you are being discriminated against ask for assistance by contacting The LACCD Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Related Links

Student Grievances
For resolving issues with grades, discipline, etc.

Gender Equity (Title IX)
For those experiencing discrimination, or harassment based on gender.

The LACC Behavioral Intervention Team

Student Discipline at LACC

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