Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

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We are committed to maintaining a safe and caring college environment at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College.

The District does not tolerate sexual harassment nor sexual misconduct which includes (but is not limited to) sexual assault, sexual coersion, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, cyber-stalking, bullying, cyberbullying, retaliation, discrimination based on gender and hate crimes based on gender. 

 

If you have experienced or would like to report sexual harassment or misconduct, please complete the:

 

Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form 

 

The following personnel share primary responsibility for the implementation of Title IX Policy and Procedures. Reports can also be filed directly to the Title IX Coordinator listed below from your campus.

Cañada College

Max Hartman, Dean of Counseling, Title IX Coordinator
email:  hartmanmax@smccd.edu • phone: 650.306-3132

College of San Mateo

Lizette Bricker, Dean, Enrollment Services and Support Programs, Title IX Coordinator
email: brickerl@smccd.edu • phone: 650.574.6640

Skyline College

Dr. Angelica Garcia, Vice President of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator
email: garciaa@smccd.edu • phone: 650.738.4333


Michelle Y. Batista, Director of Student Support, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
email: batistam@smccd.edu • phone: 650.738.7926

 

SMCCCD

Mwanaisha A. Sims, Director for Policy, Training and Compliance,Title IX Investigator
email: simsm@smccd.edu • phone: 650.358.6808

 

 

Reporting Options

You have the right to decide whom and when to tell about what happened. Should you decide to report the incident to law enforcement, the Title IX Coordinator can assist you. It is also your right to have a support person (such as a sexual assault victim advocate, friend, or family member) with you while you report the incident to law enforcement and/or the Title IX Coordinator or designee.

The District’s primary concern is your safety and the safety of our campus community. If you have been affected by or witnessed sexual misconduct, you should not be discouraged from reporting the incident because you are concerned that you might be subject to disciplinary action for related student conduct violations, of drug or alcohol use. Unless the District finds the violations egregious, including, but not limited to, an action that places the health of safety of any other person at risk or involves plagiarism, cheating, or academic dishonesty, affected parties will not be subject to disciplinary action.

 

CRIMINAL REPORTING

SMCCD Public Safety: 650- 738-7000/ 24-hour dispatch to report on campus/near campus, sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, or stalking, or threats of any of these. ** For an emergency requiring the police or fire department, dial 9-1-1**

Local Law Enforcement (police, sheriff)
To report off campus sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, or stalking, or threats of any of these, contact the law enforcement for the location of the incident.

Both Local Law Enforcement and SMCCD Public Safety will:

  • Help you to obtain medical assistance
  • Help you obtain Emergency Protective Orders if appropriate
  • Conduct a criminal investigation if appropriate and requested
  • In the event of an arrest, help you obtain court order to protect you
  • Connect you with community support services

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING

Filing a Complaint with the SMCCCD Title IX Office:

To report sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, stalking, or threat of any of these committed by a student, staff, faculty, or other member of the campus community, with or without filing a police report and whether on or off campus, contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators. You can also submit an online reporting form: Title IX: Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form.

Retaliation is prohibited against any person who assists someone with a report of sexual misconduct, or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of the sexual misconduct report. Retaliation includes threats, intimidation, reprisals, and/or adverse actions related to employment or education.

 

 

As a reminder: all SMCCCD faculty members, staff members and administrators, who learn of suspected instances of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, directly or indirectly, have a DUTY TO REPORT the information immediately to the Title IX Coordinator at your campus.

As a recipient of federal funds, the District is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities.  Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students,  (as well as other persons) at the District are protected by Title IX—regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of the District’s educational programs and activities.  The essence of Title IX is that an institution may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex. In a letter, the District Chancellor outlines our commitment to your well-being as you pursue your educational goals at our three colleges.

 

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