SDSU’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING TITLE IX,
INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Sexual violence is a problem throughout our society and college campuses are no exception. SDSU is deeply committed to doing everything it can to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence. Each member of our campus community plays a significant role in maintaining a safe living, learning, and working environment.
We want to ensure that all students are aware of SDSU policy and procedure relating to Title IX, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. In addition, SDSU wants to provide you with the necessary response tools in the event that someone you know informs you that they experienced sexual violence.
SDSU’s Statement of Nondiscrimination:
San Diego State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in employment, as well as all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus), and protect all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Sex Discrimination means an adverse action taken against an individual because of gender or sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) as prohibited by Title IX; Title IV; VAWA/Campus SaVE Act; California Education Code § 66250 et seq.; and/or California Government Code § 11135. See also Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Cal. Govt. Code § 12940 et seq.), and other applicable laws. Any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, can experience Sex Discrimination. For detailed definitions of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Battery, Sexual Assault, Rape, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Consent, please see CSU Executive Order 1095 (Revised) at http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1095-rev-6-23-15.html.
Links to University Policies and Procedures:
- Complaints by students: Students who would like to file a complaint of sex discrimination can refer to Executive Order 1097 (Revised) -http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1097-rev-6-23-15.html.
- Student Conduct Procedures: http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1098-rev-6-23-15.html
- Complaints by faculty, staff, or student employees: Employees who would like to file a complaint of sex discrimination can refer to Executive Order 1096 (Revised) -http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1096-rev-6-23-15.html.
- Complaints by other parties: Other parties who would like to file a complaint of sex discrimination can refer to Executive Order 1096 (Revised) -http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1096-rev-6-23-15.html.
More Information on SDSU’s Policies and Procedures:
- Implementation of Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, and Related Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Legislation, Executive Order 1095
- SDSU Title IX and Sexual Violence Informational Booklet
- SDSU Rights and Options for Victims of Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking