Pasadena Area Community College District (District) has established guidelines for resolving all types of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual violence complaints. There are several early resolution options, depending on the circumstances, including educational programs for targeted campus units or for particular individuals. Where early resolution is unsuccessful or inappropriate, a formal complaint may be filed and a formal investigation undertaken. There is no prescribed sequence, so choosing one option first does not prevent a complainant from choosing a different option for resolution a later time.
Because complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence are most effectively addressed at the earliest possible stage, Pasadena Area Community College District encourages early reporting of concerns or complaints regarding harassment. Please note that timely reporting and utilization of District complaint resolution procedures is strongly encouraged. In some cases, delays in reporting may impact resolution options avaialble through the District.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you are encouraged to reach out to Robert Blizinski, Vice President, Human Resources at (626) 585-7282 or Megan Staudenraus, Title IX Investigator Manager at (626) 585-7375. You can discuss your options and learn about District policies and procedures without being required to file a formal complaint.
File a Complaint
Complaints may be filed with the following resources:
Sex-based Harassment or Discrimination
- Employees are encouraged to file a report with the District regarding incidents of discrimination on the basis of sex (including pregnancy-related discrimination), gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation – as well as incidents of sex-based harassment (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking). To file a report, contact Megan Staudenraus,Title IX Investigator Manager at (626) 585-7375 or submit a report using the online report form
- A criminal report concerning sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking may also be filed with Police and College Safety at (626) 585-7484 located in B-210 or with local law enforcement by calling 911.
Unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation
- Employees are encouraged to file a report with the District regarding discrimination on the basis of age, color, (dis)ability, ethic group identification, gender expression, national origin, religion, or any other protected characteristic. File a report through the online report form.
A number of governmental agencies also accept complaints of discrimination and harassment, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (related to employment); the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (related to employment); and the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education (related to student complaints).
Unions (Exclusive Representatives)
If you are a District employee who is in a classification that is represented by the Faculty Association or California School Employees Association, Chapter 777 or California Federation of Teachers, Chapter 6525, you may find the appropriate collective bargaining agreement and contact information in the Union Contracts on the Human Resources website.
Work Related Injuries, Accidents, Illnesses
If you are a District employee who has been injured, had an accident, or you believe you have been exposed or are currently exposed to unsafe or unhealthful conditions while at work, please contact Risk Management at (626) 585-7507.
Campus Police and Public Safety
If you believe you have been subject to criminal activity, witnessed a crime, or have been involve in a dispute regarding the use of parking or other District facilities, please contact Police and College Safety at (626) 585-7484 located in B-210. You also have the option of leaving an anonymous message. If you believe you are in immediate danger, please call 911.