San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College are committed to support all regulations under Title IX. Title IX states: "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." —20 usc 1681
San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in employment, as well as all education programs and activities, and protect all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. These procedures are used when a complaint concerns discrimination on the basis of gender, including sexual harassment.
The sexual harassment of students, including the crime of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and harassment.
Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will 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. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.
Further information and procedures for filing a formal complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual harassment are found online at http://www.sdccd.edu/titleix
You may also file a complaint with the District's Title IX Coordinator:
If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or contact your campus Title IX Deputy.