2-23: Student Discrimination and Harassment – Procedures

Reporting Harassment or Discrimination

A student who believes they have been discriminated against or harassed must report it immediately to the Student Affairs Officer, a Department Chair, a Student Advisor, a Director, a Dean, or the Campus Safety and Security Office.

If a student believes that another member of the College community is being subjected to discrimination or harassment, or if a student believes that a specific administration decision or administration action has violated this policy, that student must notify the Student Affairs Officer immediately at 505-428-1014 or or at the Student Affairs Office in Room 119.

Retaliation Prohibited

Retaliation against an individual for reporting suspected discrimination, participating in an investigation of discrimination, or opposing discriminatory practices is strictly prohibited. Any member of the College community who retaliates against another for doing so may be subject to discipline.

Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action

A student who violates this policy may be subject to corrective action or disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion. The discipline imposed will depend on the severity of the violation and the circumstances of the situation.

Discriminatory practices under this policy include, but are not limited to:

  • Harassment on the basis of membership in a protected class;
  • Retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices;
  • Educational decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals who are members of a protected class; and
  • Denying educational opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, a member of a protected class.

Extending Protections to the Accused

The welfare of an accused student is also a matter of great concern to the College, advocates are available to them as advisers to guide them through the College Panel Hearing process. SFCC will provide equity of access to resources and services for accused students if they are also provided to victims, including counseling and other campus resources.

Contact:         Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Updated:        2/20/2017

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