Unlawful Harassment/Discrimination Policy


The Ventura County Community College District (District) prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination based on any of the following statuses: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation of any person, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on the association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will enforce all state and federal laws and District policy prohibiting harassment and discrimination.

The District is committed to providing an academic and work environment free of unlawful harassment including sexual intimidation and exploitation, and will not tolerate any behavior that constitutes unlawful harassment of staff, students, or visitors. All employees and students are encouraged to report incidents of harassment and discrimination without fear of retaliation for filing a complaint or for participating in a harassment or discrimination investigation. The District will comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in the development, procurement, maintenance, or use of electronic or information technology and will respond to and resolve discrimination complaints regarding accessibility. To request reasonable accommodations, applicants and employees should contact the Director of Human Resources Operations at (805) 652-5506. Students should contact the Student Services Dept. at their college or center.

Unlawful Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Form  |  Printable Unlawful Harassment/Discrimination Policy

Administrators, faculty, classified employees, and students should direct any complaint of harassment/discrimination to the local Intake Facilitator or to the Director of Human Resources Operations at (805) 652-5506. The following individuals are designated as Intake Facilitators:

College Name Title Contact Information
Julius Sokenu Interim Executive Vice President P: 805-378-1801
E: jsokenu@vcccd.edu
Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz Dean P: 805-553-4121
E: jkgoetz@vcccd.edu
Oscar Cobian Vice President, Student Development P: 805-986-5937
E: ocobian@vcccd.edu
Karen Sutton Faculty Member P: 805-986-5800 x2024
E:        ksutton@vcccd.edu
Deanna McFadden Health Services Coordinator P: 805-678-5032
E: dmcfadden@vcccd.edu
Lynn Wright Dean P: 805-289-6232
E: lwright@vcccd.edu
Mary Jones Coordinator, Student Health Services P: 805-289-6147
E: mjones@vcccd.edu
Gary Maehara Director of Human Resources Operations P: 805-652-5506
E: gmaehara@vcccd.edu

The VCCCD recognizes the importance of and is therefore committed to completing investigations and resolving complaints as quickly as possible in accordance with Board Policy 3430, its associated administrative procedure, and Title 5 regulations.

The VCCCD disseminates information regarding its policies and appropriate procedures on harassment and discrimination to all employees and students by announcing its existence in prominent places throughout the District, including college catalogs, schedule of classes, employee and/or student portal, on official District bulletin boards, and by direct communication.