TITLE IX / SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ON CAMPUS

 

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in an educational institution’s programs or activities, including employment, academic, educational, extracurricular, and athletic activities (both on and off-campus).

The protections of Title IX extend to sexual assault and misconduct that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities. It applies to all members of the campus community, including students, District employees, individuals doing business with the campus, those using campus facilities, and those who engage in volunteer activities.

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS UNDER TITLE IX?

You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable within Fullerton College and the NOCCCD District:

  • You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  • You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  • You have the right to inquire of the athletic director at your school or appropriate District personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all the following related to athletics, if any are provided by the District:
    • Equipment and supplies;
    • Scheduling of games and practices;
    • Transportation and daily allowances;
    • Access to tutoring;
    • Coaching;
    • Locker rooms;
    • Practice and competitive facilities;
    • Medical and training facilities and services; and
    • Publicity.
  • You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the California Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
  • You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  • You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint. (California Education Code section 221.8)

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

Go to a safe place. If you are in fear of your safety, call the police (911) immediately, especially if the assailant is still nearby. For an assault on campus, call Campus Safety at 714-992-7777.

Seek emotional care and support. Don’t try to deal with this situation alone. Call someone you feel you can talk to. The Rape Crisis Hotline has counselors available 24 hours a day at (714) 957-2737 or (949) 831-9110.

Get medical attention as soon as possible to assess and treat physical injuries you may have sustained and to collect evidence of the assault.

Help preserve evidence. You do not have to decide immediately whether or not you want to pursue a criminal complaint.

Consider reporting the assault to the campus Title IX Coordinator and/or to the police. Telling the police does not commit you to further legal action.

This experience was NOT your fault. Reach out for support, because you are not alone.

CAMPUS INTERIM ACTIONS

Upon request, Fullerton College will make any reasonably available change to a victim’s academic and/or working situation. Examples of interim actions include: shielding a student from ongoing contact with an individual; taking an individual out of a class or issuing an administrative no-contact order; assigning an individual to a different lab or other clinical or work setting.

REPORTING OPTIONS

Report to Law Enforcement

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you have the choice to report the crime to local law enforcement. You can also report the crime to Campus Safety if the assault occurred on campus.

Reporting on Campus

Formal complaints of violations of NOCCCD’s Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policies are filed through the Title IX Coordinator at Fullerton College, Dr. Elaine Lipiz Gonzalez, Dean of Student Support Services.

Medical Exam

Students are strongly encouraged to seek medical attention and support, regardless of when the incident occurred, to be treated for any injuries, given prophylactic antibiotics, and offered emergency contraceptives.

In Orange County, sexual assault exams are conducted at Anaheim Regional Medical Center. A police officer is required to authorize the exam.

Physical evidence from a sexual assault must be collected within 96 hours of assault. It is important that you do not wash yourself or your clothing before the examination.

Please Note: You do not have to press charges, testify, or file a report to have a sexual assault examination completed. The state may hold the evidence for a certain number of days while you decide if you would like to make a formal report to the Police.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

If someone is drunk, they can NOT legally give consent. If you are underage, you will not get in trouble with the District if you report a sexual assault that happened to you while you were drinking.

TITLE IX/SEXUAL MISCONDUCT RESOURCES & CONTACT INFORMATION

FULLERTON COLLEGE

Campus Safety  (714) 992-7777

Health Services (714) 992-7093

Campus Title IX Coordinator  (714) 992-7088

NORTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Title IX Coordinator (714) 808-4820

Title IX Officer (714) 808-4826

Campus Safety (714) 808 -4911

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Off-campus victims should immediately call 9-1-1

Sheriff’s Department North Orange County (714) 647-7000

Anaheim Police Department  (714) 765-1900

Fullerton Police Department (714) 738-6800

Hospitals

Equipped To Handle Evidence Collection And Treatment:

Anaheim Regional Medical Center (714) 774-1450

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (909) 865-9500

Hotlines

Domestic Violence 24hr Hotline (714) 992-1931

Domestic Violence Assistance Program (714) 935-7956

Project Sister 24hr (909) 626-4357

LA County Rape Hotline (800) 585-6231

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis (714) 957-2737

LGBT Hotline (888) 843-4564

Adult Protective Services (800) 451-5155

Shelters

Human Options (877) 854-3594

Interval House  (714) 891-8121

Therapy Referrals & Other Victim Services

Sexual Assault Victims Services (714) 834-4317

24hr Rape Crisis Hotline (714) 957-2737

LGBT Center (714) 953-5428

Women’s Transitional Living Center

Bilingual Temporary Shelter  (877) 531-5522