Student Incident/Conduct Resources
Phoenix College is a learning-centered college committed to providing an environment conducive to teaching, learning, and student success.
If you encounter a student you are concerned about, is generally disruptive to the learning environment (in or outside of the classroom), or who may have violated academic or student code of conduct, we recommend you use the appropriate form below to share your concerns and/or report the behavior or incident.
When making a referral or submitting a report, please first discuss your concerns with the student. Also, be sure to communicate with your Department Chair on all matters related to the classroom learning environment. For staff members making a referral, be sure to communicate with your immediate supervisor.
If a student is exhibiting disruptive behavior in or outside the classroom, even after you have discussed the behavior with them, or is in alleged violation of academic or student conduct code, you are encouraged to report the behavior or incident.
Sexual Harassment Policy
MCCCD is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of sex, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, MCCCD has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of sexual harassment, and for allegations of retaliation. MCCCD values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.
Violations of the Maricopa County Community College Sexual Harassment Policy may be shared with anyone at the college or with the campus Title IX/504 Coordinator, the Vice President of Student Affairs (602) 285-7876.
Sexual Harassment Reporting and Procedures
Each MCCCD college has a designated Title IX Coordinator who oversees implementation of this policy. The Title IX Coordinator has the primary responsibility for coordinating MCCCD’s efforts related to the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under this policy. The names and contact information for each college Title IX Coordinator can be found on the following page: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/title-ix/title-ix-co….
The process is detailed here: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/title-ix
Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students
This procedure provides a means for resolving complaints by students who believe they have been adversely aﬀected by illegal or prohibited discrimination by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), a member college or center, or their students or employees. Complaints may be brought under this procedure for discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information. The entire college community should act promptly upon receipt of an allegation of conduct that might constitute discrimination. Any member of the college community should refer a person who might be a victim of such conduct to these procedures, as well as to the college oﬃcials responsible for conducting an investigation pursuant to these procedures.
The procedures are detailed here: https://district.maricopa.edu/legal/student-faculty-resources/harassmen…
Public Safety Threat
If you feel a student is either an immediate threat to him or herself or to others, call Public Safety at 480-784-0911 (Off-Campus) or 4-0911 (On-Campus) or use an emergency call box located around campus grounds and an officer will be dispatched to assist.
CARE (Early Alert)
The CARE (Early Alert) system is designed to offer our students academic and personal support in an effort to improve their academic performance and opportunity for success at Phoenix College. If you observe a pattern of student behavior that may indicate a student is encountering challenges that affect their academic performance, we encourage you to speak with the student and make a CARE (Early Alert) referral, preferably in the first few weeks of the semester. Referrals are welcome and accepted at any time, however, the more timely the referral the greater the opportunity to help the student.
Phoenix College is concerned about the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn and teach, and unencumbered by threats of intimidation or harm. To this end, the college has established the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT). BAT is responsible for assessing reports of troubling behavior on the part of students, and implementing interventions that are in the best interest of the College and the individual.
If you have a question regarding student behavior, intervention strategies, and/or college policy we recommend you contact the appropriate resource below:
Counseling Department (CARE referrals crisis response, student success and retention, referral to community resources, and more)
Manager of Conduct & Compliance (Code of Condmailto:Heather.Kruse@phoenixcollege.eduuct referrals, disruptive student behavior/non-instructional grievance)
Dean of Arts and Sciences (academic misconduct, instructional grievances)
Dean of Industry and Public Service (academic misconduct, instructional grievances)
Sierra Dodd, J.D.
Equal Opportunity & Title IX Regional Director (discrimination or sexual harassment)