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Title IX


Please use the button above to report a sex or gender based offense to the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Office
Location: 3375 Camino del Rio South
Suite: 275 (2nd Floor)
San Diego, CA 92108

Christopher May, Title IX Coordinator
cmay@sdccd.edu
619-388-6805

Leslee Morris, Title IX Investigator
lmorris@sdccd.edu
619-388-6809

Title IX Deputies

City College

Marciano Perez, Jr., Dean of Student Affairs
mperez@sdccd.edu
619-388-3498
Location: M-200

Mesa College

Ashanti Hands
Vice President of Student Services
ahands@sdccd.edu
619-388-2699
Room: I4-409

Tim McGrath
Vice President of Instruction
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
tmcgrath@sdccd.edu
619-388-2755
Room: A-100

Miramar College

Gerald Ramsey, Vice President of Student Services
gramsey@sdccd.edu
619-388-7432
Room: N-203

Continuing Education

Star Rivera-Lacey, Vice President of Student Services
srivera@sdccd.edu
619-388-4850
Room: ECC 104

District Policies

For District policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, student rights, responsibilities and code of conduct, as well as student discipline, click on the links below:

BP 3100 Student Rights, Responsibilities, Campus Safety and Administrative Due Process BP 3410 Nondiscrimination BP 3430 Prohibition of Harassment BP 3540 Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The San Diego Community College District is committed to a safe and equitable learning environment for all students and employees. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational programs and employment. We encourage students and employees to report any incident, including but not limited to sex discrimination or harassment, rape, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking committed on district property, at a district sponsored event or activity, or off-campus if it has continuing on-campus effects, directly to the Title IX Coordinator.

What is Title IX?

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

 

Examples of the types of conduct that could violate Title IX include, but are not limited to:

  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Dating or domestic violence
  • Sexual innuendos and comments
  • Sexually explicit questions
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing
  • Spreading rumors about a person's sexuality
  • Sexual ridicule
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc.
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content
  • Stalking a person
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence

In order to be prohibited under Title IX, conduct must be based on sex or gender AND it must be severe or pervasive. So, for example, a single sexually explicit question may not constitute conduct prohibited by Title IX, but pervasive sexually explicit questioning probably will. In contrast, a single attempted sexual assault almost certainly will.

Filing a Title IX Complaint

Please call or email the Title IX Coordinator to set up an informal meeting if you have a question or concerns involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence.

To file a Title IX Complaint, you can either use the online reporting form: Title IX Complaint Form or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College and Continuing Education promptly and thoroughly investigates and resolves complaints alleging sex- or gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Confidential Resources

If a student is seeking more personal confidential support, there are designated confidential resources at each campus. Offices designated as "confidential" will not report any information to the Title IX Coordinator. These conversations are kept strictly confidential and, except in rare, extreme circumstances (including imminent risk of harm to self or others) nothing will be shared without your permission.

Campus Confidential Resources

CITY COLLEGE

MESA COLLEGE

MIRAMAR COLLEGE

Mental Health Counseling
619-388-3055
Office BT-105
Mental Health Website
  Health and Psychological Counseling Services
619-388-2774
Office I4-209
Mental Health Website
  Mental Health Services
888-724-7240
Office K2-102
Mental Health Website
 
San Diego County Local Resources

Counseling Services for Employees

Counseling services for employees are available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 888–625–4809

LBGT Safe Campus

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to protect all students, including LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students from unlawful discrimination or harassment. San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College and Continuing Education foster an inclusive, affirming, inclusive, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, and staff, of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions.

It's On Us


The It's On Us national campaign is meant to:
  • Recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • Intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • Create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

 

Sexual Violence Prevention and Awareness

Sexual violence, including crimes such as rape, sexual assault and sexual battery, is a form of sex discrimination from which students and employees are protected under Title IX.

Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers generally to physical sexual acts perpetrated without their consent or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.

What is Consent?

Law defines consent as the affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Silence, lack of protest, or lack of resistance do not mean consent, nor is the existence of a dating relationship or past sexual relationship by itself an indicator of consent.

Emmeline May authored a very simple, yet useful metaphor that help explains consent using a cup of tea.

If they are unconscious, don't make them tea. Unconscious people can't answer the question, "Do you want tea?" because they are unconscious.

Simple isn't it? Please watch this video using Emmeline May's "Cup of Tea" example to help explain what is consent.

Student Training

The San Diego Community College District wants to work together with you to foster a safe, healthy, and vibrant campus community at San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar College and Continuing Education. As part of that commitment we have implemented an online student training on the prevention and awareness of sexual harassment and assault. All new students are expected to complete Haven: Sexual Assault Prevention Training.

To take these, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Smartphone or tablets may be used but must have a stable internet connection. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access.

The course is strictly confidential; San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student's answers.

Completing Haven: Sexual Assault Prevention Training

You will need an EverFi Higher Education Account to access these courses. If you do not have an account you will need to register for one.

Registration Instructions

New Students to Haven

If you never took the online training before, please follow the steps below. If you have taken the course before and need to take a refresher, please go to the next section titled "Returning Students to Haven."

  1. Go to: http://www.everfi.com/register
  2. Enter the registration code: 8ef36412
  3. Fill in the appropriate information, please be sure to enter your CSID in order to receive credit for completion

Returning Students to Haven

These instructions are for students who have taken the online training previously. If you are a new student, please go to the previous section titled "New Students to Haven."

  1. Go to: https://platform.everfi.net/registration/login
  2. Login using the same email address and password combination you used previously. If you forgot your password click on the "Forgot password?" link.
  3. Once you login, enter the registration code: 8ef36412 in the top right where it asks for your "Course Code".
  4. Click on "Add Course" and you should see it added to your account.
  5. Be sure your information is accurate in order to receive certification of course completion.

Students are asked to complete both parts. Once you finish the first module you will receive an invitation to complete the second module 30 days after part 1 ends.

Haven Timeline

 

Responsible Employee

Most District employees are, according to Title IX law, “responsible employees,” meaning that they are legally obligated to report certain conduct of which they are aware of to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Compliance Office has prepared a short video that explains exactly what this means and exactly what responsible employees must do to fulfill their legal obligations.



Employees should take a few minutes to review the video to ensure that you know exactly what to do if you receive notice of a Title IX incident:
Click on the play button to start the video
Click on the brackets to view full screen.

Additional Resources

Federal & State Agencies that Oversee Enforcement

Community Resources:

  • Center for Community Solutions- 24 hour Hotline: (888) 385-4657
  • Coastal: (858) 272-5777
  • East County: (619) 697-7477
  • South Bay Community Services: (800) 640-2933
  • Women's Resource Center (North County): (760) 757-3500
  • San Diego Police Department: (619) 531-2000
  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center: (619) 692-2077