De Anza College is committed to equal opportunity regardless of age, gender, marital status, disability, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or other similar factors for admission to the college, enrollment in classes, student services, financial aid and employment in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45CRF 86), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112), and the Americans With Disabilities Act as amended (ADAAA) in 2008.
- See Foothill-De Anza Board Policy 4100: Cultural Diversity / Equal Opportunity Policy.
- See Foothill-De Anza Board Policy 4105: Anti-Discrimination Policy.
- See Foothill-De Anza Board Policy 4640: Harassment and Discrimination.
- See Foothill-De Anza Administrative Procedure 4640: Procedures to Resolve Complaints Regarding Harassment and Discrimination.
The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
Any person seeking information concerning these laws and policies or filing a complaint because of alleged violations of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45CRF 86), or Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 should contact the dean of Student Development at 408.864.8218 or the vice president of Student Services at 408.864.8330.
Any person seeking information concerning or filing a complaint because of alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the dean of Student Development and EOPS at 408.864.8218, or the dean's designee.
All complaints will be reviewed in terms of Title VI and Title IX law, and the people involved will be advised of the provisions of the law and their legal rights. If normal channels are not available or fail to meet legal requirements, the necessary action will be initiated. The office will maintain a record of all Title VI and Title IX complaints, and will report to college administration the general nature of such complaints and progress toward their resolution.
Students wishing to pursue a civil rights complaint beyond the college level should direct their inquiries to the Office of Civil Rights, U. S. Department of Education, 50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239, San Francisco, CA 94102.