Sexual Assault Policy

Mt. San Antonio College recognizes that sexual assault is a serious issue and will not tolerate actions of sexual assault on campus. The College will investigate all allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate disciplinary, criminal, or legal action.
As soon as possible, the victim of a sexual assault should report the incident to the Public Safety Office, the local police or any faculty or staff member. The victim should make every attempt to preserve any physical evidence of the assault. This may include a voluntary medical exam, not showering or disposing of any damaged clothing or other items that are present after/during the assault. Victims are encouraged to call any law enforcement agency by dialing 911 after a sexual assault for a crime investigation, referral or transport for medical treatment and referral to crisis counseling and legal advocacy.
Disciplinary actions may be imposed on recognized individual students, student organizations and/or any College faculty or staff responsible for a sexual assault. College sanctions following campus disciplinary procedures depend on the outcome and may range from suspension to expulsion. Every effort will be made to criminally prosecute perpetrators of sexual assaults. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding and both shall be informed of the outcome.
The college's Sexual Assault & Rape policy is explained in the Mt. SAC Administrative Procedures document. Click here to view and download "AP3540" in Adobe PDF format.

Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

At this time, Mt. SAC does not provide sexual assault programs. There are, however, courses in understanding violent offenders in the Corrections program. This course is a study of the violent crimes of felony assault, robbery, rape,the various types of homicide, and the characteristics of boththe offender and the victim. Students should check the Schedule of Classes each semester to determine when these classes are offered.

If You Are A Victim Of Sexual Assault

  • GET to a safe place
  • CONTACT the Department of Public Safety (909) 594-5611 ext. 4555 or call your local authorities by dialing 911 (9911 from on-campus)
  • DO NOT shower, bathe, douche, change or destroy clothing
  • DO NOT straighten up the area
  • SEEK medical attention
  • SEEK emotional support from local Rape Crisis Center at (213) 626-3393
  • Notice that the campus will change a victim’s academic situation after an alleged sex offense and of the options for those changes, if those changes are requested by the victim and are reasonably available
Victims of sexual assault may report the crime to any Mt. SAC faculty, staff, or administrator, but the Public Safety office should be notified as soon as possible. Victims or witnesses to crimes should follow the basic policy for reporting crimes. Click here to review this policy.