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Title IX - Sexual Misconduct

Members of the Orange Coast College (OCC) community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual misconduct and any other form of gender-based discrimination and violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

OCC does not tolerate sexual misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate employee's attention and a respondent is found to have violated any sexual misconduct district policies, appropriate sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. The following information is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. Likewise, the information gives reporting options and on/off-campus resources to support students who have been victims of sexual misconduct.

All OCC community members have the duty to understand student rights and responsibilities; therefore, it is important that you are familiar with the following policies and procedures as it relates to gender equity and gender-based discrimination:

             Coast Community College District Board Policy-Sexual Misconduct 5910​ ​ 

As many of you may know, California recently enacted a law (Senate Bill 967​) that requires an on-going consent must be given by both parties who are engaging in sexual activity. Here are links to videos that will help frame the context to this law about affirmative consent:

                           Orange Coast College Sexual​ Consent Video

                           Cup of Tea Video​

                           It's On Us: One Thing Video​   

Should you have questions concerning behaviors of sexual misconduct or reporting options, please utilize this website to help inform you, or a friend, of the choices that need to be made regarding behaviors of sexual misconduct. 


Dr. Derek Vergara, Associate Dean, Title IX & Student Relations​​​