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Office of Title IX/Equal Opportunity

"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."

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

 

Title IX protects students, employees, program participants, and campus visitors. It also prohibits discrimination in all programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other educational activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural sports
  • Off-campus experiences/activities such as Study Abroad
  • Internships

About the Office

The Title IX/EO Compliance Coordinator, Title IX/EO Investigators, and Title IX/EO Deputy Coordinators are knowledgeable about all options for complaint resolution. We work closely with Student Affairs, the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), and the University Police Department (UPD). Together, we play an integral role in carrying out the University's commitment to a positive learning, teaching and working environment for the entire community.

Our Office responds to reports, concerns, and inquiries about harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. We assist students, employees, program participants, and campus visitors, regardless of where the misconduct took place. 

Title IX requires the University to take immediate action to eliminate harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Universities are required to adopt and publish grievance procedures for students who complain of sex or gender discrimination. Information about SDSU's policies and procedures can be found here.

If someone tells you or you overhear information that may pertain to Title IX/EO, contact the Title IX/EO Compliance Coordinator immediately. Title IX/EO investigations are separate from a law enforcement investigation, even when a police report is filed. The University is required to conduct an independent investigation that is prompt, thorough and impartial.

Reporting Concerns

If your concern requires immediate assistance, please dial 911 or contact the University Police Department at 605-688-5117 (111 from any campus phone).

To make an online report, Click Here. You may also call the toll-free hotline at 1-844-880-0004. The online report and hotline are provided by Lighthouse Reports. You may choose to remain anonymous when providing information.

To make a report in person, please contact the Office of Title IX/EO at 605-688-4128 or visit us in Morrill Hall, room 100.

If you would like to talk with someone confidentially without making a report, please contact SDSU Counseling Services or Student Health Clinic at 605-688-4157.

Please visit Report It for additional information.

Contact Us

Michelle Johnson, Ed.D
Title IX/EO Compliance Coordinator
Affirmative Action Officer
Morrill Hall, room 100
605-688-4128
Equal.Opportunity@sdstate.edu

What We Respond To

• Harassment
• Discrimination
• Sexual Misconduct
• Sexual Harassment
• Rape
• Domestic Violence
• Dating Violence
• Stalking

It's On Us

SDSU is proud to continue its support of this cultural movement to fundamentally change misconceptions about sexual assault by holding each other and ourselves accountable. Please visit the It's On Us page for more information.