Health & Safety Regulations

Drug and Alcohol Policies / Drug Free Campus

Sonoma County Junior College District complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Act Section 120a..

Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to achieving a drug and alcohol free environment for students and employees.

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that, as a condition of receiving funds or financial assistance under any Federal program, SRJC must create and maintain a drug-free environment and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs, and the abuse of alcohol, by its students and employees.

In addition to being a violation of Federal and State laws, the possession and/or use of alcohol, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illegal controlled substances on SRJC campuses, off-campus centers, workplace site of employees, or at any District-sponsored event is prohibited. No one may use illegal substances, or abuse legal substances, including alcohol, in a manner which impairs performance of assigned tasks. Violators of this prohibition are subject to criminal prosecution and/or disciplinary action, including reprimand, probation, suspension or expulsion, and/or termination from employment. This is formalized in District Policy 6.8.4, 7.4.2, and the Student Conduct Standards.

6.8.4 Drug Free Work Place 8.2.8 Student Discipline 7.4.2 Drug, Tobacco, Alcohol

Weapons Possession

Student Conduct Standards and state laws prohibit the possession of weapons, all firearms, fireworks, explosives or any dangerous weapons on campus. Refer to the Student Standards of Conduct and California Penal Code sections 12020, 626.9, 653k, and 626.10. Violators are subject to student discipline, criminal prosecution, and/or arrest.

Workplace Violence

The District is committed to creating and maintaining a working, learning and social environment for all employees, free from intimidation, disruptions, threats, or acts of violence. The campus has zero tolerance for violence against any member of the workforce and other persons in the workplace or property. This is formalized in District Policy 4.14c, 4.14cP, 4.14b, and 4.14bP as printed below:

4.14c Work Place Violence Prevention 4.14cP Work Place Violence Prevention

Sexual Harassment and Unlawful Discrimination

Sexual Harassment is prohibited on-campus and is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a condition of an individual’s employment or academic advancement, or the conduct has a negative impact on the individual’s work or academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment. While many types of conduct constitute sexual harassment, such behavior may include:

  • unsolicited, non-reciprocal requests for sexual favors
  • questions about one’s sexual behavior
  • derogatory sexual or sexist comments, slurs and jokes
  • comments about one’s body and/or clothing
  • sexually suggestive pictures or objects displayed to embarrass or humiliate
  • repeated, non-reciprocated propositions for dates
  • pinching, fondling, patting, or kissing

Sexual harassment is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California Government Code Section 11135, California Education Code Sections 210 through 214 inclusive, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and of Santa Rosa Junior College Policy. Violations by employees are subject to disciplinary action ranging from verbal warnings to dismissal from employment. Violations by students are subject to disciplinary action through the Office of the Vice President of Student Services and penalties may range from probation through suspension or expulsion. To make an inquiry or complaint against a college District employee, contact the Director of Human Resources at 527-4302 or The District Compliance Officer at 527-4303.To make an inquiry or complaint against a student, contact the District Compliance Officer at 527-4303.

Unlawful discrimination is prohibited on campus and is defined as any behavior or action that unlawfully denied access to the benefits of, or unlawfully subjects a person to discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, color, ancestry, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability in any program or activity that is administered by, funded directly by, or that receives any financial assistance from the State Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, and related issues are formalized in District Policy 2.7, and 2.6.1 as printed below:

2.7 Discrimination and Complaint 2.7p Discrimination and Complaint
2.6.1 Consensual Relationships 4.14 Guide to complaint and Grievance Process