Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of this Policy may be made using any of the following options:
1) File a complaint with, or give verbal notice to, a college Title IX Coordinator or an Official with Authority. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator or any other official listed. Title IX Coordinators can be found on the following page: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/title-ix/title-ix-coordinators. It is the responsibility of each of the MCCCD college’s Vice President of Student Affairs to ensure this list is up to date with correct information.
2) Report online, using the reporting form posted at https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/reporting. Anonymous reports are accepted and can give rise to a need to investigate. The MCCCD tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which is impossible with an anonymous report when the name of the Complainant is not shared in the report. Since anonymous reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response and since the MCCCD respects a Complainant’s requests to dismiss complaints, unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety.
A formal complaint is a document filed and signed by the Complainant or signed by the Title IX Coordinator alleging a policy violation by a Respondent and requesting that the MCCCD investigate the allegation(s). A complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail, by using the contact information in the section immediately above, or as described in this section. As used in this paragraph, the phrase “document filed by a Complainant” means a document or electronic submission (such as by electronic mail or through an online portal provided for this purpose by the MCCCD) that contains the Complainant’s physical or digital signature, which can include the Complainant’s name on the email, or otherwise indicates that the Complainant is the person filing the complaint.
The Title IX Coordinator will contact the Complainant regarding any notice that is submitted in a form that does not comply with these requirements to ensure that it is filed correctly.
Contacting Law Enforcement
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) encourages reports of criminal behavior be made with local law enforcement in addition to contacting the Title IX/504 Coordinator. Law enforcement agencies can provide you with a wide range of services.
Provide access to:
- Medical assistance
- Protective measures
- Victim advocate services
- Respond to concerns for personal safety
- Share personal safety strategies
- Initiate a criminal investigation
- Explain how to obtain an order of protection or injunction against harassment
- Answer questions about the criminal process
A criminal investigation also affords additional rights to victims. Working with local law enforcement complements an administrative investigation. MCCCD can only influence the employment and enrollment status of an individual. Local law enforcement can make sure that community members, vendors, students, or employees do not continue harmful behavior in the community setting. MCCCD will enforce any court orders and collaborate with local law enforcement during investigations. In most cases, an administrative investigation will be completed prior to a criminal investigation.
For emergencies or to report a crime in progress at any Maricopa Community College, call the Maricopa Community Colleges Department of Public Safety at (480) 784-0911.
For off campus emergencies call 9-1-1. Always make sure you are in a safe place before contacting Public Safety or the local police.
For non-emergency and general public safety related assistance call (480) 784-0900 or your local college Public Safety office.
Local Public Safety Offices
Chandler-Gilbert: (480) 732-7280 Paradise Valley: (602) 787-7900
Estrella Mountain: (623) 935-8915 Phoenix: (602) 285-7254
Gateway: (602) 286-8911 Rio Salado: (480) 377-4555
Glendale: (623) 845-3535 Scottsdale: (480) 423-6175
Mesa: (480) 461-7046 South Mountain: (602) 243-8100
District Operations 24 Hour Communications Center:(480) 876-1011
MCCCD encourages victim to work with the Title IX/504 Coordinator and MCCCD law enforcement to seek relief, remedies, and support.