The Merced Community College District prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The District operates in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and requirements related to its status as a public educational entity and the receipt of Federal and/or State funds, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, , Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In so doing, the District is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals in employment and in all programs and activities which it conducts. Therefore, no enrolled student or District employee or applicants for enrollment or employment with the District; or others who might receive the benefits of college activities, programs, and services shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any process, position, program, service, or activity, on any basis prohibited by law.

Individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment may initiate a complaint pursuant to the District’s Board Policy 3430 (Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination), which describes the District’s rules and procedures relating to unlawful discrimination, including instructions on how to initiate a complaint, how an individual’s complaint is processed, and a description of how an individual is notified of the outcome of his or her complaint, including enforcement of corrective action, if necessary.

Individuals who seek information and/or who wish to initiate a complaint for alleged acts of discrimination or harassment are directed to contact the Director of Human Resources at (209) 384-6102. A copy of Board Policy 3430, as well as assistance with initiating a complaint for alleged acts of discrimination or harassment, may also be obtained by contacting the Director of Human Resources. The District maintains the confidentiality of all complaints of unlawful discrimination except where disclosure is required by law.

A copy of Board Policy 3430, complaint forms and other materials are available online at