In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the links below and to the left provide a summary of Consumer Information that must be made available to all students at Grossmont College. Each topic listed either gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how further information may be obtained or it is hyperlinked to take you directly to the source of the information.
There are several sites to obtain information on Grossmont College that have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The primary sites are the College Scorecard and the College Navigator for Grossmont College, which includes important data and information for the College in the following areas:
For information on Grossmont College's organizational structure, please visit the Organizational Structure webpage. For specific information on Campus Security statistics, please click the Health & Safety link on the left. For Accreditation information, please see below.
Grossmont College offers a wide variety of degree, certificate and transfer programs. Please visit the academic departments page to access the current list of academic programs offered at Grossmont. Our College Catalog also lists the academic program offerings for Grossmont College. Please visit the Grossmont College Catalog to access that information.
Formerly known as Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), the ARC is committed to supporting the needs of students with disabilities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Grossmont College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit our Accreditation Website to view more information about Grossmont College's accreditation.
Grossmont College is dedicated to diversity and inclusion, which are integral to the college's Mission. Please visit our Diversity Initiatives website for more information.
Visit our Grossmont Catalog page to access current and prior Grossmont College Catalogs, which contain important information on applying to the college, registering for classes, academic policies, degree and certificate programs, graduation requirements and general information and data about the college.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) (pub. L. 110-315) added provisions to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) requiring institutions to take steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property. Please refer to Board Policy 3715 to view the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's policy concerning Intellectual Property. You can also find more information on this topic by referring to the Grossmont College Academic Integrity page for additional information on the the colleges' policies on copyright infringement and academic fraud.
Information on Grossmont College's student outcomes and success measurements can be found at the following site:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA protects students' rights to inspect and review their education records, to request to amend their educational records, and to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records.
Student education records are defined as records, files, documents and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the institution or by a party acting for the institution. Education records are NOT: sole possession records, law enforcement unit records, employment records, medical records, or post-attendance records.
The Grossmont College Student Affairs Office, which trains student advocates and grievance hearing committee members on due process procedures, is also a fair and impartial resource for students, who may become involved in the student grievance and discipline process. At any time, students can contact the Student Affairs Office at (619) 644-7600 with questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct, which delineates Grossmont College’s boundaries for acceptable student behavior.
The purpose of this document is to provide a prompt and equitable means for resolving student grievances. In the pursuit of academic goals, the student should be free of unfair or improper action by any member of the campus community. The grievance procedure may be initiated by a student, who reasonably believes he or she has been subject to unjust action or denied rights that have adversely affected his or her status, rights, or privileges as a student. It is the responsibility of the student to submit proof of alleged unfair or improper action.
Student Complaint Procedures
There are established procedures for resolving complaints from not only prospective and current students, but also from community members. As a standard practice, the first step should be to seek a resolution at the local level with the specific college department for which an individual may have concerns or difficulties. If the complainant does not feel that the issue has been solved at this level to his or her satisfaction, the complainant is able to pursue the matter through the established chain of command. The process must be clearly stated and in compliance with Federal regulation (HEA Title IV, CFR, Sections 600.9 and 668.4 (3) (b) since all Title IV eligible institutions must develop and publish its administered complaint process.
Sexual Harassment Policy
Guidelines of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act focus upon sexual harassment as an unlawful practice. “Sexual harassment like harassment on the basis of color, race, religion or national origin, has long been recognized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as amended” (Federal Register, April 11, 1980). Interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments similarly delineates sexual harassment as discriminatory and unlawful.
No person shall be unlawfully subjected to discrimination or denied full and equal access to District programs or activities on the basis of ethnic group identification, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. District programs and activities include, but are not limited to any that are administered or funded directly by or that receive any financial assistance from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.