On May 6, 2020, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued new regulations mandating how colleges and universities that receive federal funding must respond to sexual misconduct under Title IX. Cerritos College values its diverse student population and is committed to maintaining a culture of respect. In furtherance of this commitment, the Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator has carefully reviewed the new regulations and has collaborated across campus to establish a plan for how our campus can best implement the new requirements. Given the summer timing of the new regulations release and the limited time before with the August 14, 2020 implementation deadline, an interim procedure has been established to comply with the regulations. The interim procedure is available at: 2020 Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Procedure.
The District values and respects our participatory governance process. This interim procedure will ensure a prompt and compliance grievance procedure until Human Resources can engage campus stakeholders in adopting formal BPs and APs this fall according to campus protocols.
Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. In the meantime, please refer questions to:
Dr. Lauren Elan Helsper
Director, Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator