Report an Incident of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation


What are my options?


If you have been a victim of Discrimination, Harassment and/or Retaliation you have choices about how you'd like to proceed. The most important factor is that you are safe and are not in imminent danger. If you believe you are in danger, call 911 or the Sheriff’s Station at your College.

If you have been subjected to Discrimination, Harassment and/or Retaliation (DHR), LACCD strongly encourages you to report your experience to the District and/or law enforcement if appropriate. LACCD has designated a DHR and Deputy Title IX Coordinators who are specially trained to work with individuals who report DHR concerns and provide information about resources, support services, and procedural options. You have the right to file a report with either the District or law enforcement. The LACCD administrative process and law enforcement investigation can occur simultaneously.

You can make a report at any time. However, if there is a significant delay in making your report, the response of ODEI and available recourse may be limited. Therefore, you are encouraged to make a report as soon as possible after an incident. All reports are treated with the high level of seriousness and sensitivity they deserve. Retaliation against any person for making a report or participating in an investigation is strictly prohibited by District policy. If you decide not to make a report, or if you are unsure about reporting, you are still entitled to receive confidential support through your Colleges Student Health Center, as well as request changes to your academic and on-campus employment situations.

Reporting to LACCD

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

To address DHR issues, LACCD has designated DHR Coordinators who are specially trained to work with individuals who report DHR concerns and provide information about resources, support services, and procedural options. To make a report about a specific incident, you can also contact the Regional Officer 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
213-891-2315
sarcedg@piercecollege.edu

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
213-891-2315
toledoa@elac.edu

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.

Confidential Support Options

Your DHR Coordinators have created flyers for each campus with specific contacts and confidential resources available to those impacted by Title IX (gender-based discrimination or harassment) and DHR concerns.


For additional resources and information, please contact your college’s DHR Coordinator or visit our Resources​ page.

Under California law, communication with some individuals such as mental health professionals or medical personnel are confidential. This means that any information shared by a survivor with a specific individual will not be used against the individual in court or shared with others.

On-campus – Student Health Centers

LACCD Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all LACCD employees and provides free and confidential support and resources. You can also reach the EAP 24 hours a day by phone at 1-800-327-0449.

Off-campus

Los Angeles County Mental Health

24-hour assistance and resources for mental health support in Los Angeles county

1-800-854-7771
 
For additional resources and information, please contact your college’s DHR Coordinator or visit our Resources​ page.​