DO YOU NEED HELP?
If you experience sexual violence
, first get to a safe place and then seek help. Learn what to do
CONSENT vs. SEXUAL ASSAULT
Consent is an enthusiastic affirmative statement. If you don't have consent
, it's sexual assault.
In California, "Affirmative Consent" is defined as positive cooperation. Consent must be freely and voluntarily given, and participants must have knowledge and understanding of the act.
Understanding key terms
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PREVENTION & RESOURCES
It's on Us
Take the pledge and learn more about what you can do to end sexual violence. Visit itsonus.org
An interactive online program designed to prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking. You may access this program from the "Students" tab in MyPortal.
More resources for preventing assault
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Foothill College is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of
- sex discrimination
- sexual harassment
- sexual violence
- domestic violence
- dating and acquaintance violence and stalking
The safety and well being of the campus community is a priority for Foothill College.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (gender-based) discrimination and harassment in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial funding, including for employment, academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities.
THIS FEDERAL LAW
- Protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, which are forms of discrimination, and
- Requires institutions to take necessary steps to prevent sexual assault on their campuses, and to respond promptly and effectively when an assault is reported.
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President for Student Services
Office 8104, Admissions & Records Building
DE ANZA COLLEGE
Vice President for Student Services
ADM 122, Administration Building
Duties and Responsibilities of Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator is informed of all reports of sexual misconduct, and oversees the college’s review, investigation, and resolution of those reports to ensure the college's compliance with Title IX.
- Responsible for oversight of the investigation and resolution of all reports of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence involving students, staff, and faculty;
- Knowledgeable and trained in College and District policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws;
- Available to advise any individual, including a complainant, a respondent, or a third party, about the courses of action available at the College, both informally and formally, and in the community;
- Available to provide assistance to any College employee regarding how to respond appropriately to a report of sexual misconduct;
- Responsible for monitoring full compliance with all procedural requirements, record-keeping, and timeframes outlined in this policy; and
- Responsible for overseeing training, prevention, and education efforts, and any reviews of climate and culture.
- Title IX Coordinators for each campus are responsible for tracking and reporting to the District Title IX Coordinator all incidents of sexual misconduct on their respective campus, and will work to ensure that the appropriate designated campus officials are involved in investigating and adjudicating complaints according to the College's applicable policies and procedures. Generally, when the complaint is against an employee or third party, the District Human Resources Office will conduct the investigation. When the complaint is against a student, the College Title IX Coordinator will coordinate the investigation with the appropriate campus student affairs official(s).
Thank you to Indiana University for their permission to use their website as a guide in creating our Title IX web information.