The North Orange County Community College District strives to provide a safe environment in which students can pursue their education free from the detrimental effects of sexual assault and misconduct. NOCCCD seeks to educate students, faculty, and staff about these issues and to provide a means of recourse for those students who believe they have been the recipients of unwanted sexual behavior. NOCCCD reserves the right to respond with whatever measures are appropriate to prevent sexual assault and misconduct and preserve the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
Seek assistance from a medical provider and/or law enforcement. NOCCCD encourages all individuals to seek assistance from a medical provider and/or law enforcement immediately after an incident of sexual assault and misconduct. This is the best option to ensure preservation of evidence and to begin a timely investigative and remedial response.
We also encourage all individuals to make a report to their respective campus by contacting any of the following: The Campus Safety Department, Campus Health Services, or the Campus Title IX Coordinator. Reporting options are not mutually exclusive. Both internal and criminal reports may be pursued simultaneously.
Making a report means telling someone in authority what happened -- in person, by telephone, in writing or by email. When you make a report, you do not have to decide whether or not you would like to pursue legal action. Choosing to make a report, and deciding how to proceed after making the report, can be a process that unfolds over time. Cypress College, Fullerton College and the School of Continuing Education provide support that can assist each individual in making these important decisions, and to the extent legally possible, will respect an individual’s autonomy in deciding how to proceed. In this process, our campuses will balance your interest with our obligation to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all members of the campus community.
Victims of sexual assault/misconduct on campus are urged to immediately report the incident to their Campus Safety Departments, Title IX Coordinator, or go to their Campus Health Services. Victims will be provided with immediate care and transportation to a medical facility, if necessary.
Campus Title IX Coordinator:
1500 Building, located in Staff Parking Lot C
1200 Building, First Floor
|Campus Titlex IX Coordinator:
Dean of Student Support Services
Second Floor, by the Registration counter
|Campus Title IX Coordinator:
Provost of the North Orange Continuing Education
|Title IX Coordinator:
District Director, Diversity & Compliance
|Title IX Director:
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Off-campus victims should immediately call 9-1-1 to report the crime to local law enforcement authorities. Reporting a rape or other act of sexual assault/misconduct does not commit you to filing charges. Even if you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of an attack, a sex crime has still occurred. California Penal Code says that sexual assault victims cannot be charged for misdemeanor alcohol or drug use at the time of the attack.
|You can make a police report to:||You can make a report to Campus Safety:|
|Anaheim Police:||(714) 245-8665||Anaheim Campus:||(714) 808-4911|
|Cypress Police:||(714) 744-7444||Cypress College:||(714) 484-7387|
|Fullerton Police:||(714) 738-6800||Fullerton College:||(714) 992-7777|
|You can make a report to the Title IX Officer or Coordinators:|
|Cypress College Executive Vice President of Educational Programs & Support Services
|Fullerton College Dean of Student Support Services
|North Orange Continuing Education Provost
|District Director, Diversity & Compliance
|Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Students, faculty and staff may get assistance at their campus health services centers for counseling and other support services. The District maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding sexual violence. All reports of sex crimes on our facilities will be thoroughly investigated so that appropriate sanctions, including disciplinary, criminal and civil action, can be taken by the District and/or the State.
Initial Title IX Assessment
In every report of sexual harassment or assault/misconduct, the District will make an immediate assessment of any risk of harm to individuals or to the campus community and will take steps necessary to address those risks. These steps may include interim protective measures to provide for the safety of the individual and the campus community.
An investigation may be initiated depending on a variety of factors, such as the Complainant’s wish to pursue disciplinary action, the risk posed to any individual or the campus community by not proceeding, and the nature of the allegation.
Seeking Interim Actions
Whether or not a student or employee reports to law enforcement and/or pursues any formal action, if they report an incident of sexual violence to the District, we are committed to providing our students, faculty, and staff with safe learning or working environments as possible.
Upon request, NOCCCD will make any reasonably available change to a victim’s academic and or working situation. Examples of interim actions include: shielding a student from ongoing contact with an individual; taking an individual out of a class or issuing an administrative no-contact order; assigning an individual to a different lab or other clinical setting; asking an administrative authority to speak to the individual to express serious concern about a behavior; reminding the individual of policies and definitions relating to sexual assault/misconduct; and offering counseling targeted to addressing sexual aggression. Interim actions do not preclude formal discipline.
Filing a formal complaint will lead to an investigation, and can result in punitive outcomes. Filing a complaint is often the best way to seek protection from future harm. The person bringing the complaint retains some control, although not total control, as the process unfolds. For information on how to file a Formal Complaint click here. Both the accuser (complainant) and the accused (respondent) will be informed of the outcome of the investigation.
An on-campus disciplinary proceeding, applicable to individual students, student organizations, faculty and staff, may be held in cases of alleged sexual assaults or other sexual misconduct. All parties are entitled to a prompt and fair process in the investigation of the complaint and in any subsequent proceedings that may be held. In all cases of sexual assault/misconduct both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any proceedings held; and in most cases of sexual violence both parties will be informed of the discipline imposed, if any.
Community resources for victims of sexual assault include: