101 COLLEGE POLICIES & PROCEDURES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT Las Positas College is an equal opportunity action institution in its policies, procedures, and practices relating to access, admission, and employment in their programs, services, and activities. In compliance with federal law, Las Positas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, citizenship status, and genetic information. In addition, California state law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability (physical or mental), age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify and gender expression, AIDS/HIV, medical condition, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, and status as a victim of domestic violence, assault, or stalking. Inquiries regarding equal opportunity non-discrimination policies and procedures that pertain to student matters should be directed to the Las Positas College, Vice President of Student Services by calling (925) 424-1405. All non-student matters (including employment matters) should be directed to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources by calling (925) 485-5200. FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) According to the U.S. Department of Education, FERPA “is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.” At Las Positas College, a person officially becomes a student upon receipt of an admission application to the college. FREE SPEECH College procedures regarding time, place, and manner shall govern the exercise of free speech and related activities on the campus. The responsibility for maintaining conduct within the bounds of the law and compliance with the policies of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees shall be assumed by individuals, organizations, and the sponsoring organization’s officers and student organizations, advisors, and all organizational members. Restrictions on speech content shall extend no further than to restrain speech that is obscene, libelous, or presents a clear and present danger. HOUSING Las Positas College does not provide dormitories or other types of college-sponsored housing. NET PRICE CALCULATOR The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in conjunction with the federal government, has developed a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate the cost to attend Las Positas College based on residency and living arrangements. The estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, required fees, textbooks, supplies, and other related expenses. This information is found on the college website at https://misweb. cccco.edu/npc/481/npcalc.htm. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION TheChabot-Las PositasCommunityCollegeDistrict 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, 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 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. Inquiries and complaints may also be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 486-5555, fax (415) 4865570 or e-mail [email protected] DECLARACIÓN DE NO DISCRIMINACIÓN (SPANISH STATEMENT) Las Positas College, de acuerdo con las leyes civiles, declara que Las Positas College no discrimina hacía ninguna persona a base de su raza, color, nacionalidad, ascendencia, religión, creencia, sexo, edad o incapacidad, en sus programas y políticas de empleo y educación. El conocimiento limitado del idioma no limita acceso a programas y servicios ocupacionales. Cualquier pregunta sobre la aplicación de esta declaración puede dirigirse al U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102, teléfono (415) 486-5555, fax (415) 486-5570 o correo electrónico [email protected] ed.gov. OMBUDS TheOmbuds(alsoknownasan“ombudsman”or“ombudsperson”) at Las Positas College will be an identified employee(s) who is committed to serve as a neutral and an impartial conflict resolution practitioner. The Ombuds will have no formal decision-making authority or disciplinary responsibilities. The Ombuds will serve as the initial point of contact for students who encounter challenges or difficulties while navigating the college environment and will be responsible for identifying the proper resource at the college. Furthermore, the Ombuds will facilitate the first connection or contact with the appropriate college entity or employee. The goal of the Ombuds is to ensure the rights and interests of all parties to the dispute are considered with the goal of achieving a fair outcome in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. The inability to achieve a fair outcome may result in the student being referred to the grievance or complaint process. For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.