Policy Information

2020 Title IX Regulations via Department of Education

On May 6, 2020, the US Department of Education released new regulations regarding how schools address and resolve complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking. The date by which these new regulations go into effect is August 14, 2020.
At this time, the CSU Chancellor’s Office and the CSU Systemwide Title IX Coordinator is working to bring current policy and process for handling such complaints in compliance with the new regulations by the implementation date. In keeping with current and past practice, until new policy, processes and procedures are put into place, individuals will be held to the policy definitions in place on the date of the alleged incident; and, the currently posted process and procedures will be used to address, investigate and resolve the complaint. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


CSU Systemwide Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking Policy; Executive Order 1095

Information Regarding SF State, Criminal and Civil Consequences of Committing Acts of Sexual Violence

Individuals alleged to have committed sexual assault may face criminal prosecution by law enforcement and may incur penalties as a result of civil litigation.  In addition, SF State employees and students may face discipline/sanctions at campus.  SF State employees may face sanctions up to and including dismissal from employment, per established CSU policies and provisions of applicable collective bargaining unit agreements.

SF State students charged with sexual discrimination, harassment or violence will be subject to discipline, pursuant to the CSU Student Conduct Procedures (see Executive Order 1098) and will be subject to appropriate sanctions.  In addition, during any investigation, SF State may implement interim measures in order to maintain a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment. Such measures may include immediate interim suspension from the university, required move from university-owned or affiliated housing, adjustment to course schedule, or prohibition from contact with parties involved in the alleged incident.