Non-Discrimination (AP 3435)
Rio Hondo Community College District complies with all Federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, 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, military and veteran status, or because he/she 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 in any program or activity. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs, including career and technical education programs, and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Dean, Student Affairs, Student Services Building, 2nd Floor, Room SS-204, (562) 908-3498.
Rio Hondo Community College District recognizes its obligation to provide program accessibility for all persons with disabilities in a manner that does not discriminate in the delivery of those services. The college makes reasonable accommodations for students, employees and members of the community who may be participating in campus activities.
All courses, including noncredit classes, shall be conducted without regard to the gender of the student enrolled in the classes. As defined in the Penal Code, “gender” means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. “Gender expression” mean’s a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth. The District shall 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. Insofar as practicable, the District shall offer opportunities for participation in athletics equally to male and female students.
The RHC non-discrimination policy can also be viewed in Spanish.
Inquiries regarding Federal laws and regulations concerning nondiscrimination in education or the District’s compliance with those provisions may also be directed to:
Office of Civil Rights
United States Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Ste. 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Department of Fair Employment & Housing
1900 Mariposa Mall
Fresno, CA 93721
Rio Hondo College Student Affairs
Student Services Building 2nd Floor, SS-204
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
The District is committed to providing an academic and work environment free of unlawful harassment. All forms of harassment are contrary to basic standards of conduct between individuals and are prohibited by state and federal law, as well as this policy, and will not be tolerated. The District is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups. The District shall be free of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. It shall also be free of other unlawful harassment, including that which is based on any of the following statuses: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender, age, or sexual orientation of any person, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics.