De Anza College will not tolerate any form of sexual assault, including rape, on college property or at any college-sponsored event.
- See Foothill-De Anza Board Policy 4630: Sexual Assault Policy Including Rape.
- See Foothill-De Anza Administrative Procedure 4630-A: District Sexual Assault, Including Rape, Procedures.
- See Foothill-De Anza Administrative Procedure 5510: Student Code of Conduct.
- See Foothill-De Anza Administrative Procedure 5520: Student Due Process and Discipline.
The college realizes that these situations may or may not be deemed criminal offenses and therefore may have to be handled both internally through college administrative action and externally by the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Within the college, allegations of sexual assault and/or rape will be fully investigated by the college administration. Disciplinary sanctions may include suspension or expulsion for students or suspension or termination for employees.
The standards of conduct for students and the applicable sanctions for violating the standards are contained in the Student Rights and Responsibilities policies and related procedures adopted by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees, including Board Policy 5500, Administrative Procedure 5510 and Administrative Procedure 5520.
Decisions regarding discipline of employees will be made in accordance with applicable legal and contractual provisions and procedures.
When a victim of rape or any other sexual assault chooses to go to either the Counseling Division or Health Services, the strictest confidentiality will be maintained.
If the victim decides to report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement agency, the college will make every effort to ensure that it will be handled in the most private and confidential manner as possible.