The California State University (CSU or University) is committed to maintaining an inclusive and equitable community that values diversity and fosters mutual respect. We embrace our community differences in Age, Disability (physical and mental), Gender (or sex), Gender Identity (including nonbinary and transgender), Gender Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry), Religion (or religious creed), Sexual Orientation, Veteran or Military Status. All Students and Employees have the right to participate fully in CSU programs, activities, and employment free from Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation.
The CSU prohibits the following conduct:
- Discrimination based on any Protected Status: i.e., Age, Disability (physical and mental), Gender (or sex, including sex stereotyping), Gender Identity (including transgender), Gender Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry), Religion (or religious creed), Sexual Orientation, and Veteran or Military Status.
- Harassment based on any Protected Status.
- Sexual Harassment, including hostile environment and quid pro quo ("this for that").
- Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Stalking.
- Sexual Misconduct.
- Prohibited Consensual Relationships.
- Retaliation for exercising rights under this policy, opposing conduct that a person believes in good faith is Discrimination or Harassment because of a Protected Status, or for participating, in any manner, in any related investigation or proceeding.
The Title IX Coordinator is appointed by the campus president to coordinate compliance with Title IX; VAWA/Campus SaVE Act; and other related state and federal laws prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation based on Gender or sex, including Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking. The Title IX Coordinator for San Francisco State University Is:
Heather Borlase, J.D., M.F.S.
1600 Holloway Avenue
Student Services Building, Suite 403
Phone: (415) 338-2032
Other Reporting Options:
San Francisco State University Police
Phone (emergency): 911
Phone (non-emergency): (415) 338-7200
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:
If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the OCR, you may do so at: