Unlawful Discrimination

Students with Disabilities

Cerro Coso Community College will make reasonable accommodations and/or academic adjustments to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in the college's courses, programs, and activities, including extracurricular activities. Students with disabilities who are requesting academic accommodations or auxiliary aids should contact the Access Programs Office at (760) 384-6250. Participation by students with disabilities in Access Programs is voluntary. Any Cerro Coso Community College student choosing not to participate in the program may elect an alternate path for services through the Office of Student Learning. See the Vice President of Student Services for options or alternatives to services otherwise provided by Access Programs.

Unlawful Discrimination Policy

All forms of discrimination and 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 discrimination, including that which is based on any of the following statuses: national origin, age, sex (gender), race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics.

Inquiries regarding the equal opportunity policies, the filing of grievances, reasonable accommodation in employment, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services, or to request a copy of the grievance procedures covering discrimination complaints, may be directed to:

Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

(760) 384-6259

A complaint of alleged unlawful discrimination may be filed within one year of the alleged discrimination. Additional inquiries pertaining to federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws, and the governing board policies of Cerro Coso Community College or Kern Community College District (KCCD Board Policy Section 11-D) may be directed to the following office:

Vice-Chancellor, Human Services
Kern Community College District
2100 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 336-5140