Discrimination Pierce College, in accordance with applicable
Federal and State law and College policy, prohibits discrimination
based on sex,
sexual orientation, race, national origin, religious creed,
marital status, disability/medical condition (cancer related),
age (40 & above)
or status as a veteran or special disabled veteran. This nondiscrimination
policy applies to admission, access, and treatment in College
programs and activities.
Students who feel that they have been discriminated
against, or who wish to discuss incidents of discrimination, or
they have been the victim of discrimination may contact and/or
file a complaint with the Office of College Compliance. Back
Assault Pierce College is committed to providing a safe environment for
its students, faculty, and staff. The Los Angeles Community College
District Board of Trustees condemns any act of sexual assault
committed on any of its facilities. In the event of sexual assault
committed on grounds or in facilities maintained and/or used
by the District, any victim of sexual assault who is one of the
District students, faculty, staff, or visitors shall promptly
receive appropriate treatment and full and accurate information.
Individuals who commit sexual assault while on properties within
the control of the District shall be subject to appropriate criminal
prosecution and/or District disciplinary procedures.
Confidentiality is fundamental to all
aspects of cases dealing with sexual assault. The names of
sexual assault victims shall
not be revealed be persons responsible for implementing and enforcing
the provisions of this Chapter, except with the consent of the
victim. Victims of sexual assault may obtain a list of referrals
to community agencies from the campus police office.
Child Abuse Reporting Penal Code section 11166 et seq. requires all child care custodians,
including administrators, teachers and counselors to report cases
of suspected child abuse. Failure to report suspected child abuse
is a misdemeanor, however, no child care custodian who reports
a known or suspected instance of child abuse shall be civilly
or criminally liable for any report required or authorized by
the Penal Code. Please refer to Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting
Act for a full description of reporting requirements.
Accommodations and Services
Special Services is the program on campus providing services to
students with disabilities. This program has been serving students
since 1974. Each semester over 800 students with physical or learning
disabilities receive a wide range of support services, including
priority registration, special parking and counseling. These services
are also available to students with a temporary disability such
as injury or post-operative recuperation. All services and equipment
are provided free of charge to any qualifying disabled student.
The Special Services Office for Disabled Students is located
in the Administration Building, Room 1024, at (818) 719-6430
(V/TDD), Email: SpecialServices@laccd.cc.ca.us. The office is
open Monday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
It is the policy of Pierce College to provide employment, training,
compensation levels, transfer and promotion opportunities and
other terms and conditions of employment without regard to sex,
race, religion, national origin, physical disability or veteran
When we are hiring or promoting in those categories in which
women, minorities, persons with disabilities, or veterans are
underutilized, we will broaden our outreach efforts to all groups
in the community so that all members have equal employment opportunities
and will continue to seek out qualified applicants without regard
to their status.
The Office of College Compliance assists with the recruitment
of faculty, the training of selection committee members, and
the monitoring of the hiring process for compliance with non-discrimination
At Pierce College, all terms and conditions of employment, are
and will continue to be, on the basis of the individuals’ qualifications
and ability to perform the job.
Remedies Complainants not satisfied with the disposition of their discrimination
or sexual harassment complaint on the campus may contact the United
States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the Americans’
Civil Liberties Union, or file a private lawsuit.
Support Employees Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinated by the Office of College Compliance, EAP is a District
program that provides employees and their covered family members
confidential personal assistance for a wide range of concerns.
Go to the EAP page for a full description of program services
and upcoming campus events.
Help is available for personal relationships, legal and financial
concerns, alcoholism and other drug problems, depression, job
stress, coping with grief and loss, parenting concerns, physical
abuse, compulsive gambling, or other personal concerns.