In accordance with California Education Code, Section 67385.7, and District Rules and Regulations 2.29, the San Mateo County Community College District is committed to providing programs and services that educate all students, faculty and staff on the prevention of sexual assault.
Any sexual assault or physical abuse, including but not limited to rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assaults or stalking as defined by California law, whether committed by an employee, student, or member of the public, that occurs on District property, is a violation of District policies and procedures and is subject to all applicable punishment, including criminal procedures and employee or student discipline procedures. Students, faculty, and staff who may be victims of sexual and other assaults shall be treated with dignity and provided comprehensive assistance.
In partnership with various community agencies, individuals who are victims of sexual assault or have concerns related to sexual assault shall receive support and assistance. Students, faculty and staff who need information or assistance related to sexual assault prevention, sexual assault services, and procedures related to the reporting of sexual assault incidents on campus may contact the Student Health Center, the Public Safety Department Office, or call the Public Safety Dispatch at (650) 738-4199. Information may also be obtained on the Skyline College Public Safety Department website.
It is the policy of the San Mateo County Community College District to prohibit, in any and all forms, the sexual harassment of its students and staff. Sexual harassment of students by other students, staff or members of the public while on district property and/or the harassment of staff by students or members of the public while on district property is considered intolerable behavior that will be investigated and acted upon immediately. (Board Policy 7.67)
According to both State and Federal laws and guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. Sexual harassment is misconduct that can change the course of careers, disrupt the climate of an entire class, affect academic performance, and undermine the integrity of educational relationships. It is an abuse of power which confuses the boundaries of personal and professional roles and breaches trusting relationships which should exist among members of the College community.