Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, Assault and Title IX
We are concerned about our students and are committed to maintaining safe and caring college environments at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College.
The District does not tolerate sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes (but is not limited to) sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, cyber-stalking, bullying and cyber-bullying, and retaliation.
If you have been a victim of sexual misconduct, please contact the college. There are several ways to do this and they are listed on the web page How to Make a Report.
As a recipient of federal funds, the District is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students, (as well as other persons) at the District are protected by Title IX—regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of the District’s educational programs and activities. The essence of Title IX is that an institution may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex.
In a letter, the District Chancellor outlines our commitment to your well-being as you pursue your educational goals at our three colleges.