NON-DISCRIMINATION

The District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities.

The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she/they is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The President/Superintendent shall establish administrative procedures that ensure all members of the college community can present complaints regarding alleged violations of this policy and have their complaints heard in accordance with the Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination.

No District funds shall ever be used for membership, or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution on behalf of the District or any individual employed by or associated with it, to any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or because he/she/they is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or because of his/her/their association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Reference: Education Code Sections 66250 et seq., 72010 et seq., and 87100 et seq.; Title 5 Sections 53000 et seq. and 59300 et seq.; Penal Code Section 422.55; Government Code Sections 12926.1 and 12940 et seq.; ACCJC Accreditation Eligibility Requirement 20 and ACCJC Accreditation Standard Catalog Requirements; Title 2 Sections 10500 et seq.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Board supports the intent set forth by the California Legislature to assure that effort is made to build a community in which employment opportunity is equalized and community colleges foster a climate of acceptance, with the inclusion of faculty and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. It agrees that employee diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, harmony and respect, and suitable role models for all students. The Board therefore commits itself to promote the total realization of equal employment through a continuing equal employment opportunity program.

The President/Superintendent shall develop, for review and adoption by the Board, a plan for equal employment opportunity that is driven by diversity, equity, and inclusion, and complies with the Education Code and Title 5 requirements as from time to time modified or clarified by judicial interpretation.

Reference: Education Code Sections 87100, et seq.; Title 5, Section 53000, et seq.; ACCJC Standaard III.A.12

Non-Discrimination Under Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding. Title IX covers non-discrimination based on sex or gender, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and program equity, such as athletics. 

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 

The Board of Trustees at College of the Redwoods is committed to assuring student equity in educational programs and college services. The President/Superintendent establishes and implements a student equity plan that meets the Title 5 standards for such a plan. The Redwoods Community College District has in place policies and procedures for Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations. These policies and procedures can be found on the College of the Redwoods website or on the links below. 

College of the Redwoods has designated a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee Title IX compliance. Your college Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a complaint; the complaint process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources both on and off campus; and other related matters. The Title IX Coordinator for College of the Redwoods is Clinton Slaughter, located in the Student Services Office. For Title IX questions, or to file a Title IX complaint, please email titleix@redwoods.edu or call 707-476-4242. 

CTE Programs

College of the Redwoods and its Career and Technical Education Programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The following is a list of programs being offered this year. For concerns or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, please contact the coordinators listed in the right column of this page.

  • Addiction Studies
  • Administration of Justice
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Construction Technology
  • Drafting Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Social Work and Human Services
  • Welding Technology

Arrangements can be made to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in our career and technical education programs.

Law Enforcement Academy

Note: Before enrolling, students must pass: 1. The POST pre-entry English skills assessment exam with a score of T-42 or above. (May be waived if hired by California law enforcement agency prior to Academy). 2. A medical exam by a licensed physician or similar medical professional. 3. A criminal history records check (fingerprinting) pursuant to the California Penal Code. This must be completed and the results obtained before the first day of class. 4. A DMV printout of the student's driving record. 5. A basic physical fitness test by running 1.5 miles in under 17 minutes, completing 25 sit-ups in one minute or less and 20 pushups (straight leg) in one minute or less.

EMT Program

Note: Requirements include: Proof of communicable disease immunity; background check clearance; urine drug screening; and American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Safety & Health Institute BLS, or equivalent CPR certification. Off-campus meetings are required. Must be 18 years old to be eligible for National Registry and state certification. May take the state certification exam within two years of course completion. Fees for National Registry testing and state certification are additional.

Paramedic Program

Note: To be eligible to enter a paramedic training program an individual shall meet the following requirements: (1) Possess a high school diploma or general education equivalent; and (2) possess a current basic cardiac life support card according to the Guidelines 2010 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the healthcare provider level; and (3) possess a current EMT-I certificate or NREMT registration; or possess a current Advanced EMT certificate in the State of California; or be currently registered as an EMT-Advanced with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. (4) pass an entrance exam which evaluates knowledge and skills at the EMT-I level

Fire Fighter Academy

Note: Weekend field exercises may be required. This course includes 16 hours of field exercises that are physically strenuous. Students need to be physically fit and should consult their doctor before engaging in firefighter training. Students will be expected to perform in claustrophobic spaces while wearing a breathing apparatus and a face piece.

CONTACTS

Contact the following for information or to file a grievance:

Title IX Coordinator:
Clinton Slaughter
Vice President of Student Services
707.476.4242
clinton-slaughter@redwoods.edu
To file a complaint please visit: https://www.redwoods.edu/student-services/Home/Title-IX

504 Coordinator:
Clinton Slaughter
Vice President of Student Services
707.476.4242
To file a complaint please email: clinton-slaughter@redwoods.edu

ADA Coordinator:
Julia Morrison
Vice President of Administration
707.476.4122
To file a complaint please email:
julia-morrison@redwoods.edu

It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices. Read Full Policy Here

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