Grievances pertaining to grades are subject to the California Education Code Section 76224 (a) which states: "When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the determination of the student’s grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final.”
The grievance procedure does not apply to the challenge process for prerequisites, corequisites, advisories, and limitations on enrollment; actions dealing with student discipline; the appeal of residency decisions; or eligibility, disqualification, or reinstatement of financial aid. The appeal procedure for eligibility, disqualification, or reinstatement of financial aid may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office.
Complaints involving discrimination such as sexual harassment, ethnic group discrimination, religion, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disability discrimination are covered under different procedures. Please see the College Catalog sections on Sexual Harassment and/or Equal Opportunity Policy or contact the District Office of Diversity Programs at (213) 891-2315.