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Title IX and Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination & Sexual Harassment

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​​​​​​​​​Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

All forms of unlawful discrimination, including harassment, are contrary to basic standards of conduct between individuals and are prohibited by state and federal law 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 including acts of sexual violence. It shall also be free of unlawful discrimination including harassment which is based on any of the following statuses: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation of any person, or military or veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics.  

COS' Board Policy ("BP") and Administrative Procedure ("AP") on "Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment" can be viewed at:

As the process for complaint investigation is negotiable, the processes for each collective bargaining unit at COS can be viewed at:


If you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against or sexually harassed, please report your complaint to:

John Bratsch (Dean, HR/Legal Affairs)
Office of Human Resources
915 South Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia 5
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 730-3830
If you wish to file a written complaint, you may do so using the following form: