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The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

 - SCU Statement on New Title IX Regulations Link to file



In an effort to comply with the recommendations of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD), Santa Clara University has requested that we work remotely from home. This step is being taken with the health and welfare of all in mind, and we apologize for any delay this may cause in our response to emails and phone calls. Our priority continues to be to take care of our Bronco family, and we will do our best to respond to all questions and concerns as soon as possible.  

In the meantime, answers to many of your questions about SCU's response and resolution to issues of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct can be found on our Response and Resolution page. Information regarding the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX's operations during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on our COVID-19 Response page. SCU’s overall COVID-19 response plan can be found on the Prepared SCU page.

Santa Clara University’s fundamental principles of academic excellence through diversity and inclusion are central to the University’s Jesuit, Catholic values and require us to provide a workplace and educational environment free from discrimination. Creating a respectful learning and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence is a shared responsibility. All members of our community must know where to turn if they have a concern, need assistance or support with issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating /domestic violence, and stalking.

The Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX is the University’s designated Title IX  Coordinator in compliance with Title IX of the  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and oversees the prompt response, impartial and thorough investigation, and equitable and timely resolution to all instances of discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, and other forms sexual misconduct involving students, faculty, and staff.  SCU will promptly respond to complaints of civil rights- based discrimination and harassment and gender-based and sexual misconduct and will take measures to eliminate the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, including imposing corrective action as appropriate. 

For information regarding immediate response considerations, please see our Response & Resolution page. For information related to on-campus and off-campus resources for students, faculty, and staff, please visit our Resources page.