Bakersfield College is fully committed to all federal, state, and local human rights and equal opportunity laws.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, amended 1991, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 are strictly enforced. This legislation specifically prohibits sexual discrimination in employment, and educational programs and services respectively.
Students have the right to gain access to and complete an educational program at Bakersfield College. Interference with students' admission to and successful completion of their education by any person through unlawful sexual conduct will not be tolerated. The college will initiate disciplinary action against persons found to have interfered with a student's education through any means of sexual harassment or intimidation.
The Bakersfield College Student Handbook sets forth a statement of Students Rights and Responsibilities, including the complete sexual harassment policy and grievance procedures. Students should refer to this publication for further information.