Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

Title IX - A Student's Right to know

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted or are in immediate danger, call 911 and/or Campus Police immediately at 
408-270-6468


What To Do If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

 If you have been sexually harassed, physically or verbally assaulted the College urges to report the incident to the Vice President of Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator or to District Police. Please click here  to file a  Title IX Incident Report.

  1. FIRST AND FOREMOST, KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED WAS NOT YOUR FAULT!
  2. After an assault has occurredGO TO A SAFE PLACE. Seek a friend or a trusted person on campus to be with you for moral support.  You can also go to the home of a friend or a family member, or any place where you can find physical safety and receive emotional support.  The Student Health Center on each campus is a safe and confidential place to report.
  3. Report the attack to law enforcement immediately. If the assault occurs on campus, we urge you to contact:

San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) Police (408) 270-6468 from your cell phone or dial extension 6468 from any campus phone (If you have experienced or have witnessed sexual assault, harassment, or violence on campus, you may remain anonymous when calling 911 or the SJECCD District Police by identifying the call as a SaVe Act call instead of giving your name); or 

San Jose City College Vice President of Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator located in Student Center Building, Room 201 (408) 288-3146 

  1. Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (women may also be at risk for pregnancy). We encourage you to go to the Student Health Center for medical, counseling services and/or contact any of the following health referral services:  

SART - Sexual Assault Response Team. 408-885-6466, 751 Bascom Avenue, building H12, San Jose, Ca. 95128;


YWCA Valley Rape Crisis Center/ YWCA of Silicon Valley, (408) 287-3000 (24-hr hotline) or (650) 493-7273


Silicon Valley Faces (408) 286-9663 and Victim Witness Assistance program (408) 295-2656, 777 N. First Street, suite 220, San Jose, ca. 95112

  1. Preserve all evidence of the attack.
  • Do not bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth, eat, or smoke.
  • Do not clean or straighten up or remove anything if you are still at the location in which the crime occurred.
  • Writ e down all the details you can recall about the attack and the perpetrator.

The Title IX Team

Title IX Coordinator
VPSA, William Garcia

408-288-3729
william.garcia@sjcc.edu
​Deputy Title IX Coordinator SJCC Main Campus
Director of Student Development,​Blake Balajadia
​408-288-3160
blake.balajadia@sjcc.edu
​Deputy Title IX Coordinator Milpitas Extension

Director of College Extension, Michael Mooney
​408-947-5352
michael.mooney@sjcc.edu
​Student Health Center Coordinator

Suzanne Wang
​suzanne.wang@sjcc.edu
​SJECCD Police Department
​Chief Thomas Morales
​408-270-6468
thomas.morales@sjeccd.edu

Title IX Trainings For Title IX Personnel


William Garcia (Title IX Coordinator for San Jose City College)

  • ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course -  June 13-16, 2016, Denver, CO

  • ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Level Three Sexual Harassment Certification and Training Course - September 24th & 25th, 2018, San Jose CA

https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/

Blake Balajadia (Deputy Title IX Coordinator for SJCC and Investigator)

  • ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course - June 13-16, 2016, Denver, CO

  • ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Level Three Sexual Harassment Certification and Training Course - September 24th & 25th, 2018, San Jose CA

  • ATIXA IX and Wine - Friday, April 17, 2020, Zoom

  • Student Title IX Training - The Struggles with Creating Effective Educational Programs with Today's Students. 

  • ATIXA IX and Wine - Friday, April 24, 2020, Zoom

  • Taking Off-Campus Jurisdiction Over Online and Off-Campus Student Misconduct During the Pandemic

  • ATIXA IX and Wine - Friday, May 8, 2020, Zoom

  • How Do We Minimize the Chilling Effect on Reporting of Sexual Misconduct the New 2020 Title IX Regulations Are Likely to Have?

https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/

Michael Mooney (Milpitas- Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Milpitas Site location)

  • ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course –October 6-8, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/


Lisa Owen (Title IX Investigator)Trainings regarding New Title IX regulations via Zoom:

  • May, 11, 2020 ATIXA New Regulations webinar
  • May 11, 2020 ATIXA Zoom Live meeting Q & A New Regulations
  • May 13, 2020 LCW New Regulations (10am-11:30am)
  • May 18, 2020 ATIXA New Title IX Regulations Q & A Part 1
  • May 22, 2020 ATIXA Sanctions for New Title IX Regulations
  • June 5, 2020 ATIXA Informal Resolutions Under New Regulations
  • June 10, 2020 LCW New Title IX Regulations
June 17, 2020 AALRR Title IX New Regulations & What Higher Education Institutions Must Know before August 14, 2020  presented by Eve Fichtner & Stephen McLoughlin of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo
  • July 24, 2020 ATIXA Managing & Training Advisors for New Regulations
  • August 21, 2020 ATIXA Title IX OPEN Responses
  • October 15-16, 2020 ATIXA 2020 Regulations Implementation Training
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training prior to new Title IX regulations  
  • Level One: January 14 & 15, 2016 at University of San Francisco
  • Level Two: September 29 & 30, 2016 at National University La Jolla, CA
  • Level Three: September 24 & 25, 2018 at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
  • Level Four Due Process: July 25 & 26, 2018 at University of San Francisco

https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/
NACUA Title IX Coordinator Training, completed August 13, 2015 (materials not available)

When Should I ​Report A Complaint?

Sexual discrimination, harassment, assault, misconduct or violence can take many forms, including any sexual conduct that lacks mutual consent.  Harassment may take the form of stalking or the distribution, display or discussion of any written, graphic, visual or auditory material that is sexual in nature and has the purpose or effect of threatening, intimidating or interfering with a person's ability to study or work.  All such behaviors should be reported immediately.

San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, San Jose City College, and Evergreen Valley College are committed to ensuring a community that is safe for all who study, live, work and visit here.  Immediate notification of an issue is critical to fulfilling our commitment to you.  We understand that sexual discrimination, harassment, assault, misconduct or violence may be difficult to report but immediate reporting allows for the best possible efforts to support victims and to investigate and address the report.

Retaliation against anyone who reports in good faith or participates in the investigative process is prohibited and may be subject to sanctions as determined by the College.​

What Happens​ When I Report A Complaint To District/Campus Police? 

When the incident is reported to Campus Police, the following can occur:

  • The police will investigate and cooperate with the local police, District attorney, and other appropriate agencies, if the severity of the incident warrants such interactions.
  • As a current student, the police also will report the incident to the College Title IX Coordinator and the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA).
  • The Title IX Coordinator will provide you with referral information to appropriate   support services and resources.  You will be asked if you would like to file a formal complaint.  If you make the decision to formally file a complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will provide you with the San Jose Evergreen Community College District Formal Discrimination Complaint Form.  He or she can assist you in completing the form if you prefer.
  • If another student is involved, the VPSA or designee, who is usually the Director of Student Life or the Director of Student Development & Activities, will follow appropriate disciplinary procedures.  Should a staff or faculty member be involved in the complaint, the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources will be contacted.​

If I D​O Not Report To The District Police, To Whom Do I Report A Complaint?

Complaints of sexual discrimination, misconduct or harassment should be filed with:

1. SJCC's Title IX Coordinator, Mr. William Garcia, at (408) 288-3146 or email at William.Garcia@sjcc.edu
or

2. EVC's Title IX Coordinator, Adela Swinson, at 408-223-6749 or email at Adela.Swinson@evc.edu

When the​ incident is reported to staff (faculty, staff or administrator), the staff member will complete the Title IX Incident Report Form and send it to the Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator will then contact you and schedule a meeting.

Campus Accommodations For Campus Sexual Assault Victims

Victims of sexual assault will have the right to:

  • Reasonable changes to the academic and living situations
  • Referrals to counseling & assistance in notifying law enforcement
  • Same opportunity as accused to have others present at disciplinary hearing
  • Unconditional notification of outcomes of hearing, sanctions, and terms of sanctions in place
  • Opportunities and assistance to speak (or choose not to speak) to anyone regarding the outcome
  • Name and identifying information kept confidential (FERPA).
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