Unlawful Discrimination

In compliance with State and Federal law, unlawful discrimination is prohibited in all education and employment practices of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District. Unlawful discrimination is defined as discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, immigration status, or Vietnam Veteran status. It also includes any act of retaliation against an individual filing a discrimination complaint, participating in the investigation of a complaint, or serving as a witness to a complaint.

This policy pertains to college programs and services, including but not limited to, academic admission, financial aid, educational services, athletics, and in all matters related to employment.

In compliance with the Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended by Title II of the Educational Amendments of 1976, the College is committed to overcoming sex discrimination and sex stereotyping in vocational programs. Also, limited English proficiency may not be a barrier to participating in any college class or program.

The District provides both informal and formal complaint resolution procedures. The District is committed to ensuring that persons complaining of discrimination including sexual harassment will not be subject to retaliation of any kind.

Per Administrative Procedure 3435.1; access to the formal complaint form shall be made available at the following locations: the District’s website, Human Resources Department, Superintendent/President’s Office, and the District “Centers”.

Click here to access the complaint form.

Complaints of unlawful discrimination or related questions may be directed to Nicole Marin, Title IX Coordinator, MacMillan Hall, Room 1160, (707) 468-3065 or nmarin@mendocino.edu.