Report an Incident of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation

File a complaint

Reporting to LACCD 

You can file a complaint online using the LACCD Incident Reporting Form

To address DHR concerns, LACCD has designated DHR Coordinators who are specially trained to work with individuals who report DHR complaints and provide information about resources, support services, and procedural options. To make a report about a specific incident, please contact the DHR Coordinator below assigned to your college or site within the District.

Dr. Genice Sarcedo-Magruder
DHR Coordinator for West Los Angeles, Los Angeles Harbor, Southwest Los Angeles, Los Angeles City and Los Angeles Pierce Colleges, and the Educational Services Center (inclusive of all satellite campuses)
Regional Equity & Title IX Officer and Dean
770 Wilshire Boulevard
Attention: Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Angelica Toledo
DHR Coordinator for East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade-Technical, Los Angeles Valley and Los Angeles Mission Colleges, and Van de Kamp Innovation Center (inclusive of all satellite campuses)
Regional Equity & Title IX Officer and Dean
770 Wilshire Boulevard
Attention: Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Reporting to Law Enforcement

You have the right to file a report with law enforcement as well as the District. You can file a criminal complaint with the Sheriff’s Department at your College or local police department, depending on where the incident took place.

For crimes that occurred on a LACCD property, contact the Sheriff’s Department at your College location.


For crimes that occurred off-campus, contact the local police department or call 911.

File a Complaint with an External Agency

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. DFEH aims to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

To submit a complaint to DFEH, you can create an account and use their interactive online Cal Civil Rights System.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of their membership in a protected class.

You can submit a filing with the EEOC using the EEOC online portal.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

The Office of Civil Rights enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

You can file a OCR civil rights complaint online.  

The District makes no determination as to whether your concerns can be further reviewed by an external agency, and any questions you have regarding those processes should be directed to those agencies. You may contact those agencies directly by going to the appropriate website provided.

DHR Policy and Procedures

The LACCD Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy, which covers discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on a protected class is in Chapter XV of the Board Rules.

To file a DHR Complaint, you can contact the appropriate DHR Coordinator above or submit a completed Complaint Form by email to LACCD’s Diversity Programs email.

To address and respond to DHR issues, DHR Coordinators follow Administrative Regulations C-14 titled ‘Procedures for Prohibited Discrimination, Unlawful Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Complaints.’

LACCD Complaint Process

After a report is received, generally, the following occurs:

·       Regional Officer conducts a preliminary assessment to determine if the complaint would be a policy violation of District DHR policy

·       Concerns determined to be within scope are then forwarded to an Investigator for investigation

·       For general complaints of discrimination and harassment not based on a protected class are forwarded back to the Colleges to manage under the appropriate policy and procedure

·       In an investigation, both parties are interviewed, allowed to provide evidence, name witnesses, and review all information submitted

·       At the conclusion of the investigation, the Investigator writes an investigative report

·       The investigative report is provided to College Presidents for review and to make a final determination

·       For Title IX cases addressed under C-15, a live hearing is held to make the final determination

·       Once a final determination is made, cases where there is a finding of a violation of District policy go through the appropriate conduct process.

Please contact your Regional Officer if you need additional information about the investigative process.​