Understanding Title IX

​​​TITLE IX: A Student's Right to Know

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

"No person in the U.S. shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial aid."

Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activates, including academic, educational, extracurricular, athletics and employment.  Title Ix protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

Title IX covered acts:

  • Sexual discrimination/ harassment, sexual misconduct
  • sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, etc.)
  • sexual exploitation
  • sex/gender based stalking
  •  sex/gender based bullying
  •  sex/gender based hazing
  • intimate partner violence

When sexual violence/sexual harassment is reported and found to have occurred, Title IX requires the District must take prompt and effective steps to:

  1. End the sexual violence/sexual harassment,
  2. Prevent its recurrence, and
  3. Address its effects, whether or not the sexual violence/sexual harassment is the subject of a criminal investigation.

​WHAT IS the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?

The Violence Against Women Act (42 U.S.C. § 13701 et seq.) is a federal law that provides funding for te investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on the victims of those convicted, and allows civil redress in cases where prosecutors chose not to prosecute.  The Act also established the Office on Violence Against Womenwithin theDepartment of JusticeIn 2013, the VAWA was strengthened and reauthorized with the inclusion of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus Save).   Campus Save also amended the Jeanne Clery Act and clarified that "sexual violence" includes domestic violence, dating violence and stalking which must be included in the Campus Clery reports, and also required that institutional policies address and prevent sexual violence through training and education, and certain discipline procedures.

Campus Save higher education institution obligations include:

  1. Increased transparency about sexual assault issues on campus by expanding sexual crime reporting;
  2. Identify the institution's Campus Security Authority (CSA's) personnel;
  3. Create a Campus Sexual Assault Victim Bill of Rights;
  4. Set standards for disciplinary proceedings; and
  5. Require campus-wide prevention education programs

​Title IX Coordinators

​District Office

​Name: Kim Garcia

Physical Office: 40 S Market St, Room 212, San Jose, CA 95135

Phone: (408) 270-6404

Email: Kim.Garcia@sjeccd.edu

Evergreen Valley College

​Name: Adela Swinson

Physical Office: 3095 Yerba Buena Road, SC 205, San Jose, CA 95135

Phone: (408) 223-6749

Email: Adela.Swinson@evc.edu

San Jose City College

​Name: Roland Montemayor

Physical Office: 2100 Moorpark Ave, SC 201C, San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (408) 288-3146

Email: Roland.Montemayor@sjcc.edu

Other Contacts

District Office

​Name: Lisa Owen

Physical Office: 40 S. Market St, Room 218, San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 274-6700 ext. 6586

Email: Lisa.Owen@sjeccd.edu

Evergreen Valley College

​Name: Raniyah Johnson

Physical Office: 3095 Yerba Buena Road, Gullo I-205, San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 223-6768

Email: Raniyah.Johnson@evc.edu

San Jose City College

​Name: Blake Balajadia

Physical Office: 2100 Moorpark Ave, SC 115K, San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (408) 288-3160

Email: Blake.Balajadia@sjcc.edu

Campus Police Evergreen Valley College

Physical Office: 3095 Yerba Buena Road, Central Utilities Building, San Jose, CA 95135

Phone: (408) 270-6468

Email: Norma.Chappel@sjeccd.edu

Campus Police San Jose City College​

Physical Office: 2100 Moorpark Ave, SC 108, San Jose, CA 95128

Phone: (408) 288-3735

Email: Norma.Chappel@sjeccd.edu​

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