Sexual Harassment

Napa Valley College does not tolerate harassment based on race, color, or national origin, including status as a non-native English speaker. The college encourages any student who believes he or she has been subjected to such harassment to report the harassment to the college’s Dean of Human Resources. In addition, college employees are obligated to report alleged, suspected or known harassment to the Dean of Human Resources. Reports may be submitted to the Dean of Human Resources, Laura Ecklin, in Room 1544. The Dean may also be reached by phone at (707) 256-7100. Reports must be filed within one year of the date of the alleged unlawful discrimination or within one year of the date on which the complainant knew or should have known the facts underlying the allegation of unlawful discrimination. The college will conduct a prompt investigation of any reports of harassment.

Board Policy D1130 also intends to provide an educational and employment environment free from unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual favoritism or other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment is one form of unlawful discrimination and is defined in Section 212.5 of the Education Code. Administrative Regulations to Policy D1130, Section 4, Prohibition of Sexual Harassment, define sexual harassment as follows: Unlawful discrimination in the form of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the workplace or in the educational setting.  Board Policy D1130 and the accompanying regulations are available in Human Resources website.