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3105 Grievance Policy for Students

Grievances by Hartnell College students, concerning Hartnell College personnel and/or procedures, shall be handled in compliance with Title IX, the California Education Code, and this policy.  Students shall be granted and assured all rights and procedures inherent in the above, and Hartnell College shall make a comprehensive effort to ensure that all students are informed of and, as applicable, assisted with these procedures.

Student grievances include:

1) charges of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, ancestry, ethnic group, religion, national origin, or handicap;

2) arbitrary imposition of sanctions without proper regard for individual civil rights and due process;

3) prejudiced or capricious decision in the academic evaluation of a student's performance;

4) other complaint(s) as determined in the legislation and policies stated above.

The college will publish policies and procedures which protect the rights of students.  Copies of Affirmative Action laws and procedures will be made available in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity and on the college’s web site. 

Education Code, Sections 76030, 76037; Title 5;
Nondiscrimination in Programs Receiving State Financial Assistance through the Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, commencing with Section 59300, et seq., Hartnell College Affirmative Action Plan
(Formerly Governing Board Policy 3210, adopted 4-19-77; revision adopted 3-21-78)
Revised and Renumbered: 10-1-85
Revised and Adopted: 1-2-90, 11-3-92, 4-6-98, 12-06-05 (office name changed), 5-5-09