Occidental College is committed to providing an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual and interpersonal misconduct.
It is the policy of Occidental College to maintain an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment and to provide equal employment opportunity. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision-making (including the use of any particular drug, device, product, or medical service for reproductive health), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin (which includes language use and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States as authorized under federal law), ancestry, citizenship, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (including genetic characteristics and genetic information), marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, status as victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking, enrollment in public assistance program, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Such conduct is prohibited in Occidental’s educational programs and activities and in the context of employment and admissions (including application for each), as required by: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.; Title I and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act; the Immigration and Nationality Act; and other similar laws.
Occidental also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports, complains about, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any proceeding under College policy or law.
To review related policies, please visit the Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy and the Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy.
Reporting Discrimination or Harassment
The Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination policies, to oversee investigations, and to monitor compliance with Title IX and other anti-discrimination laws. Any person may report potential discrimination to the Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator by using the following contact information:
External options for filing a civil rights complaint include:
- The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102; 415-586-5555 or email@example.com
- The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 1-800-669-4000
- California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 439-6799