Members of the Orange Coast College (OCC) community, guests and
visitors have the right to be free from sexual misconduct and any other form of
gender-based discrimination and violence. All members of the campus community
are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the
rights of others.
OCC does not tolerate sexual misconduct. When an allegation of
misconduct is brought to an appropriate employee's attention and a
respondent is found to have violated any sexual misconduct district policies,
appropriate sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are
never repeated. The following information is intended to define community
expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those
expectations have been violated. Likewise, the information gives reporting
options and on/off-campus resources to support students who have been victims
of sexual misconduct.
All OCC community members have the duty to understand student rights and responsibilities; therefore, it is important that you are familiar with the following policies and procedures as it relates to gender equity and gender-based discrimination:
Coast Community College District Board Policy-Sexual Misconduct 5910
As many of you may know, California recently enacted a law (Senate Bill 967) that requires an affirmative consent must be given by both parties who are engaging in sexual activity. Here is a link to videos that will help frame the context to this law about affirmative consent:
VIMEO - vimeo.com/128105683
YOUTUBE - youtube.com/watch?v=fGoWLWS4-kU
Should you have questions concerning behaviors of sexual misconduct or
reporting options, please utilize this website to help inform you, or a friend,
of the choices that need to be made regarding behaviors of sexual misconduct.
Dr. Derek Vergara, Associate Dean, Title IX & Student