Sexual Assault Policy
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District recognizes that sexual assault is a very serious issue, and will not tolerate acts of sexual assault on campus. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and penetration with a foreign object, sexual battery or threat of sexual assault. The college will investigate all allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate disciplinary, criminal or other legal action in cooperation with the victim of sexual assault. The college will also make provisions to assist the victim in securing support services including medical aid, counseling services, legal assistance, and victim compensation through our strategic partners. The identity of victims of sexual assault can be made confidential pursuant to the California Penal Code section 293.
College discipline procedures for cases of alleged sexual assault are included in the Student Conduct and Due Process pamphlet. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding; and both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault.
If you become a victim of sexual assault on or off campus do the following:
- Get to a safe place
- As soon as possible, contact the Department of Campus Safety, the local police department, College Health Center, or college staff
- Contact someone you can trust to support you
- Make every effort to preserve any physical evidence of the assault
- Do not wash, shower, bathe, douche, or change, destroy, or discard your clothing
- Do not clean up or rearrange the area of the crime scene
- A police officer will arrange for forensic medical services as appropriate
- Victims who report the sexual assault within 72 hours of the assault are eligible for victim’s compensation
SEX CRIMES PREVENTION ACT, CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 290 AND 290.1
Sex offenders are required to register with the police in the jurisdiction in which they reside and at institutions of higher learning if they are students there or if they work there as employees, contractors, or volunteers. Sex offenders who may be required to register should do so at:
- City of Livermore Police Department 1110 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550
Information concerning registered sex offenders can be obtained from the Livermore Police Department.