• Title IX Compliance Office
  • 100 Ellinwood Way,
    Room S201,
    Pleasant Hill, CA


Title IX Officer

  • Susan Sermeno

The University is committed to providing a learning and working environment free from all forms of harassment and unlawful discrimination under any program or activity offered under its control. In keeping with this commitment, the University maintains a strict policy that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, which includes sexual assault, and stalking.

Complaints may be made in person, by phone, in writing or by email to the Title IX Officer. The University encourages submission of complaints in written form. Title IX Policies and procedures are found in the General Catalog 2017-18, pp. 33 -37. The Academic Catalog is on the Current Student page of this website.

Sexual harassment, sexual violence and other gender-based or sex-based harassment occurring in the college setting invokes a federal law called Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, which triggers certain responsibilities on the part of the school. The University is committed to maintaining a positive learning and working environment and will address all complaints appropriately.

The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and the take appropriate actions to prevent, correct, and when necessary, to discipline conduct that violates institutional policy. When the University determines, through its administrative process, that a violation has occurred, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are not repeated.

The University prohibits retaliation against any individual because that individual participated in any manner in a complaint process.