Student Title IX Bill of Rights under California Law
1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school
4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
6. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions about gender equity laws.
7. You have the right to contact the California Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
8. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the California Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file adiscrimination complaint.
(Pursuant to California Code of Education § 221.8)
The College strives to provide members of the campus community with fair and equitable resolution processes that include both formal and informal options.
Reporting parties have the right to notify law enforcement of incidents and to receive assistance from campus personnel in doing so. • Reporting parties may decline to report to law enforcement if they so wish.
• Reporting parties have the right to have their allegations investigated and resolved internally by the College.
• Reporting parties have the right to file a report externally with the Office of Civil Rights.
• Reporting parties may make an anonymous report through the online complaint process at:
San Jose City College orEvergreen Community College
Please be aware that the College may not be able to proceed with an investigation and/or any penalties to the responding party due to due right procedures when anonymous reports are made.
All members of the campus community have the right to have reported incidents addressed according to the published District administrative procedures.
• All reporting and responding parties have equal opportunities to have a support person of their choosing throughout the resolution process. This person can be an advisor, advocate, attorney, family member, friend, faculty or staff member. However, this person may not be directly involved with the proceeding/ administrative investigation in another role, such as another reporting party, responding party, witness, or individual directly involved in the resolution process.
• All parties have the right to written notice of the outcome of sexual misconduct resolution proceedings.
• Reporting parties and witnesses will receive amnesty for minor infractions (e.g., alcohol and drug violations) that are secondary to incidents of sexual misconduct.
• Reporting parties, and their supporters, and witnesses have a right to be free from retaliation.
• Students have a right to be notified of their ability to access campus counseling and health services.
• Students and employees have a right to be notified of on- and off-campus supportive services.
• All parties involved in sexual misconduct allegations will receive the information and assistance needed to effectively participate in all proceedings.
• Reporting parties have the right to seek orders of protection, no-contact orders, restraining orders or similar lawful orders issued by criminal or civil courts, and may seek the help of Campus Police in requesting and/or enforcing these orders.