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Resources for Student Concerns

Resources for Student Concerns

The following is a list of staff members who are serving as compliance officers for certain types of complaints, grievances, or disciplinary matters at CRC.

504 Coordinator: Shannon Dickson
Library Building
(916) 691-7738
Oversees the campus compliance with 504 Federal Regulations and Board approved policy to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of disability. Serves as first level grievance/ complaint official when discrimination on the basis of disability is alleged. Carries out the provisions of the grievance procedure and impartially investigates any complaint. For information on the process for filing a grievance, contact the Dean of Student Services and Counseling.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinators:
Shannon Dickson (for students) Library Building 916 691-7738
Cory Wathen (for faculty and staff) Administration Building 916 691-7252
Kim McDaniels (for students with service animals) Administration Building 916 691-7487
Carries out the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ensures that students/staff applying for services under this act have proper disability verification. Oversees the campus compliance with ADA regulations.

College Equity Officer:
Alexander Casareno, (916) 525 – 4323; Heather Tilson, (916) 691-7303

Serves as first level compliance officer for student and staff complaints/allegations based on ethnicity, religion, age, sex, (gender), sexual orientation, sex bias, sex stereotyping, color, or physical or mental disability as set forward in District Regulations (R-2434). Provides information about discrimination complaint procedures and forms. After initial contact, may initiate a detailed investigation and resolution or may refer certain complaints to the appropriate, specialized compliance officer.

Disciplinary Officer: Shannon Dickson
Administration Building
(916) 691-7738
Receives and investigates referrals of student discipline and student disruptions. Makes recommendations for disciplinary action consistent with district's regulations on student conduct. Presents case to an appeals board if student appeals disciplinary decision. May work in concert with college police, student grievance officer and/or college equity officer. For information on the process for student discipline, see "Student Rights & Responsibilities" in the college catalog.

Sexual Harassment Officer: Torence Powell
College Center
(916) 691-7205
Investigates and attempts to resolve sexual harassment complaints from students and staff as set forth in the district regulations (R-2423). Provides information about complaint procedures and forms. After initial contact, may initiate a detailed investigation and resolution or may refer certain complaints to the appropriate, specialized compliance officer.

Student Grievance Officer: Chad Funk
Library Building
(916) 691-7350
Available to students who feel they have been wronged in accordance with district regulations and wish to file a grievance. Provides grievance procedures and forms. Note: if the situation involves alleged discrimination based on a protected status, then the student should contact the College Equity Officer. Determines if issue is grievable according to district regulations and Education Code. Provides information to Vice President of Student Services, if student appeals. For information on the student grievance process, see "Student Rights & Responsibilities" in the college catalog.

Title IX Coordinator: Kim McDaniel
College Center
(916) 691-7487
Oversees sex and gender equity conditions for staff and students. Responds to and seeks resolution of discrimination complaints based on gender, sex, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Works in concert with Dean of Kinesiology and Athletics, College Equity Officer, and college police. For information on filing a Title IX complaint, contact the Vice President for Student Services' Office.

Note: Most complaints, grievances or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. This is the quickest and most successful way of resolving issues involving the college. You are encouraged to work through the college complaint process first. Issues that are not resolved at the college or Los Rios District level may be presented via resources provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.