Equity Programs & Compliance

Hours of Operation in Response to COVID-19

Equity Programs & Compliance has changed its days of operation in response to COVID-19.  We are available during normal business hours by email, will continue to monitor reports through the online reporting system, and can conduct interviews via Zoom.  Beginning Monday, February 7, 2022, a member of the team will be available in person in Suite 403 of the Student Services Building on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8am and 5pm. 

Cozen O’Connor Releases Systemwide and SF State-specific Reports

Cozen O’Connor has completed its assessment of how the CSU and its campuses respond to reports and incidents of discrimination and harassment. Through a series of interviews, campus visits, survey results and email feedback, they have identified core observations for improvements at both the system and campus levels. The recommendations from this assessment will guide and help us improve our Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) training, awareness, prevention, intervention, compliance and support systems. 

Please see the full systemwide report, systemwide summary report and the SF State-specific report. They can also be found on the CSU’s Commitment to Change webpage. For additional information, please read SF State President Lynn Mahoney's message sent to the campus community on July 17, 2023. 

Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

San Francisco State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off-campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender-based dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Please see the systemwide Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex.

Safety of the SF State Community is Primary

SF State’s primary concern is the safety of its campus community members. The use of alcohol or drugs never makes the victim at fault for sexual discrimination, harassment, or violence; therefore, victims should not be deterred from reporting incidents of sexual violence out of a concern that they might be disciplined for related violations of drugs, alcohol or other SF State policies. Except in extreme circumstances, victims of sexual violence shall not be subject to discipline for related violations of the Student Conduct Code.