Sexual Misconduct Title IX

Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

Title IX: A Student's Right To Know

 

Title IX Coordinators

NameLocationPhysical OfficePhone/Email
Victoria SimmonsDistrict Office​40 S. Market St.       
Room 212      
San José, CA 95113

408-223-6704

Victoria.Simmons@sjeccd.edu

Howard WillisEvergreen Valley College (EVC)3095 Yerba Buena Road      
Student Center Room SC-205A      
San José, CA 95135

408-223-6738

Howard.Willis@evc.edu

William GarciaSan José City College (SJCC)​2100 Moorpark Ave.      
Student Center Room SC-201C      
San José, CA 95128

1-408-288-3729

William.Garcia@sjcc.edu

Other Contacts

NameLocationPhysical OfficePhone/Email
Lisa OwenDistrict Office​40 S. Market St. Room 218      
San José, CA 95113
408-274-6700 ext. 6586      

Lisa.Owen@sjeccd.edu​
Raniyah JohnsonEvergreen Valley College (EVC)3095 Yerba Buena Road      
Gullo Room G-205      
San José, CA 95135

408-223-6768

Raniyah.Johnson@evc.edu

Blake BalajadiaSan José City College (SJCC)​2100 Moorpark Ave.      
Student Center Room SC-115K      
San José, CA 95128

​408-288-3160

Blake.Balajadia@sjcc.edu

Azam AwanMilpitas1450 Escuela Parkway      
Room 124      
Milpitas, CA 95035

408-947-5352

Azam.Awan@sjcc.edu

Campus Police EVC Evergreen Valley College (EVC)3095 Yerba Buena Road      
Police Department      
San José, CA 95135

408-270-6468

Raul.Martinez@sjeccd.edu

Campus Police SJCCSan José City College (SJCC)​2100 Moorpark Ave.      
Student Center Room SC-108      
San José, CA 95128

408-270-6468

Raul.Martinez@sjeccd.edu

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, and 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 the 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 Women within the Department of Justice. In 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 Trainings for Title IX Personnel

Beatriz Chaidez 

Title IX Coordinator 1 Training ATIXA (Thursdays in August of 2020)      
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 3, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 11, 2021
 
Victoria Simmons  
 
Title IX Training for Hearing Officers & Decision Makers, Grand River Solutions, by attorney Davis Crow (Online via Zoom) January 18 & 19, 2024
 

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

Title IX Coordinator 1 Training ATIXA  (Online via Zoom) September 20-21, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 3, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 11, 2021 
 

Howard Willis (Title IX Coordinator for Evergreen Valley College)

Title IX Coordinator 1 Training ATIXA  (Online via Zoom) June 8, 2021
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 3, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 11, 2021
 

Azam Awan  (Milpitas- Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Milpitas Site location)

Title IX Training for Hearing Officers & Decision Makers, Grand River Solutions, by attorney Davis Crow (Online via Zoom) January 18 & 19, 2024
 

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

Title IX Coordinator 1 Training ATIXA  (Online via Zoom) September 20-21, 2021
 
Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course - June 13-16, 2016, Denver, CO      
 
Civil Rights Investigator Level Three Sexual Harassment Certification and Training Course - September 24th & 25th, 2018, San José 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?
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 3, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 11, 2021
 

Raniyah Johnson (Deputy Title IX Coordinator for EVC and Investigator)

Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
ATIXA Trainings: 
Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course- Level 2 (June 20-21, 2016)
Level 1 Title IX Coordinator Certification Training June 5-June 8, 2017
Civil Rights Investigator- Level 3 (September 24 & 25, 2018)
Level 2 Title IX Coordinator Certification (October 1-2, 2020)
Registered to attend: Violence Risk Assessment for Title IX
(November 5, 2020)
 
Conferences Attended:
ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference- October 2019
ATIXA Annual Conference- October 2018
 

Lisa Owen (Title IX Investigator)

Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 3, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 11, 2021
 
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 José, CA
  • Level Four Due Process: July 25 & 26, 2018 at University of San Francisco 
ATIXA Coordinator Training
  • Level 5: Bias & Cultural Competencies, February 25 & 26, 2021, via online zoom      
     
https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/      

NACUA Title IX Coordinator Training, completed August 13, 2015 (materials not available)       
 

Potential Hearing Officers for Title IX Hearings      
Rene Alvarez  
Azam Awan  
Blake Balajadia  
Beatriz Chaidez  
Shara (Lu) Crary  
William Garcia  
Robert Gutierrez  
Antoinette Herrera      
Takao Kubo  
Robbie Kunkel  
Sam Morgan  
Lisa Owen  
Teresa Paiz  
Matais Pouncil  
Edina Rutland  
Victoria Simmons  
Elvira Valderrama-Rodriguez  
Howard Willis

All potential Hearing Officers attended the following trainings

Title IX Training for Hearing Officers & Decision Makers, Grand River Solutions, by attorney Davis Crow (Online via Zoom) January 18 & 19, 2024
 
2021 Trainings for Hearing Officers
Title IX Training Series: Part 1, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) October 29, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 2, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 5, 2021 
 
Title IX Training Series: Part 3, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore by Eileen O’Hare –Anderson & Monica Espejo (Online via Zoom) November 11, 2021