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Title IX Information

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (District) is committed to providing learning and working environments that ensure and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. People backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization. The District strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.  

No person shall be unlawfully subjected to discrimination or denied full and equal access to District programs or activities on the basis of ethnic group identification, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. District programs and activities include, but are not limited to any that are administered or funded directly by or that receive any financial assistance from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. 

The Chancellor shall establish administrative procedures that ensure all members of the college community can present complaints regarding alleged violations of this policy and have complaints heard in accordance with the Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination. 

No District funds shall be used for membership or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution on behalf of the District or any individual employed by or associated with the District, to any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of the groups mentioned above. 

What is Title IX?

"No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid."

Examples of the types of conduct that violates Title IX include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Hostile environment caused by sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact & non-consensual sexual intercourse)
  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Sexual innuendos and comments
  • Sexual ridicule
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Retaliation
  • Intimidation
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing
  • Spreading rumors about a person's sexuality
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc.
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content
  • Stalking a person
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence


Reporting Sexual Violence & Filing a Complaint

Please call or email Tim Corcoran, Title IX Coordinator to set up an informal meeting if you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence. GCCCD promptly and thoroughly investigates and resolves complaints alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Title IX Coordinator

Tim Corcoran, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator or (619) 644-7572

Campus Contacts

Inquiries regarding the filing of grievances or for requesting a copy of the college's grievance procedures may be directed to:           

  • Sara Varghese

          Dean of Student Affairs

          Grossmont College

          8800 Grossmont College Drive

          El Cajon, CA 92020

          619-644-7600 or         

  • Dr. Marsha V. Gable

          Vice President, Student Services

          Grossmont College

          8800 Grossmont College Drive

          El Cajon, CA 92020

          (619) 644-7108 or


Student Prevention Training & Education

  • In an effort to educate our students on the prevention of sexual assault and dating violence, Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges each offer various training and educational workshops throughout the year.  In addition, the Student Health Centers at each college offer monthly tabling events on campus.  Students can contact the Student Affairs office at either campus to receive copies of the GCCCD Policies and Procedures as well as information pertaining to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and many other topics.

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Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Awareness

The sexual harassment of students, including the crime of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.

Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

Sexual Assault: encompasses all unwanted sexual behaviors, including rape. Everything from non-consensual kissing and fondling to forced oral, anal, or vaginal sex, is an act of sexual assault.

Rape: is any sexual intercourse without a person’s consent. Rape includes instances where sex is forced, and/or against a person’s will, and/or occurs while a person is incapable of giving consent.


  • Consent is a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity
  • A person is under the age of 18
  • A person is incapable of giving consent because of a mental, physical, or developmental disability
  • A person feels pressured, coerced, or manipulated into having sex
  • A person feels fear or is threatened
  • Someone who is incapacitated cannot consent
  • Past consent does not imply future consent
  • Silence or an absence of resistance does not imply consent
  • Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual consent with another
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any time
  • Coercion, force, or threat of either invalidates consent


District Policies

For District policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, student rights, responsibilities and code of conduct, as well as student discipline, click on the links below:

AP 3500: Campus Safety

BP 3500: Campus Safety

AP 3515: Reporting of Crimes

BP 3515: Reporting of Crimes

AP 3410: Nondiscrimination

BP 3410: Nondiscrimination

AP 3435: Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations

BP 3435: Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations

BP 3430: Prohibition of Harassment

AP 3430: Prohibition of Harassment

AP 3540: Sexual and Other Assaults Occurring on District Property

BP 3540: Sexual and Other Assaults Occurring on District Property

AP 5530: Student Rights, Grievances, and Due Process

BP 5530: Student Rights, Grievances, and Due Process

Additional Resources


          Location: Building 10

          Contact: (619) 644-7208

          Student Health Services

          Location: Griffin Center 60-130

          Contact: (619) 644-7192

          Student Affairs 

          Location: Griffin Center 60-204

          Contact: (619) 644-7600

         Campus and Parking Services (CAPS)

          Location: Building 57 - Bottom Floor of the Parking Structure

          Contact: (619) 644-7654

          GCCCD Sheriff

          Location: Building 57 - Bottom Floor of the Parking Structure

          Contact: (619) 644-7654

Community Resources

  • Center for Community Solutions: Hope, Healing, and Prevention

           24 hour Hotline: (888) 385-4657 

  • Coastal Location: (858)-272-5777
  • East County Location: (619) 697-7477 
  • Escondido Location (760) 747-6282 
  • Mountain Empire Region Location (619) 378-5115 
  • San Diego Family Justice Center (866) 933-4673 
  • Women's Resource Center (North County): (760) 757-3500 
  • Women's Legal Center of San Diego: (619) 699-5700
  • San Diego Police Department: (619) 531-2000
  • The San Diego LGBT Center: (619) 692-2077





Last Updated: 01/16/2019
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