Title IX Overview

Sexual assault awareness Month at a Glance •

  • In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). • The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.
  •  This year, SAAM is celebrating its 17th anniversary with the theme “Embrace Your Voice” to inform individuals on how they can use their words to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens. • Individuals can embrace their voices to show their support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communications with children.
  • We know that one month isn’t enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. However, the attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts throughout the year.

    A new resource for surviviors of sexual assault and sexual misconduct is now at USF. Applications for Fall Semester 2018 are now open! Check out the site here: https://myusf.usfca.edu/yoga_as_healing

    Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

    The Title IX office continually strives to maintain and strengthen a climate which fosters civility, mutual respect, and inclusivity for all community members. Our primary concern is your safety and well-being and we are tasked with following up on all reports of sexual misconduct experienced by our community members.

    Sexual misconduct is prohibited by federal and state law and by University policy. Sexual misconduct is also contradictory to the University’s mission and values and will not be tolerated in our community. Offenses of USF's Sexual Misconduct Policy include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Aiding or Facilitating Sexual Misconduct
  • Relationship Violence
  • Stalking
  • To report potential Title IX violations, please e-mail or call the Title IX Coordinator at 415-422-5330 or click the button on the top right hand corner to make a report online. If this is an emergency, please call USF Public Safety right away at 415-422-2911.

    Campus Title IX Coordinators

    For more information about Title IX, or to seek help and resources, you can contact:

    Title IX Coordinator:  Leighia Fleming

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Students: Julie Orio
    (415) 422-2823

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Athletics: Doug Padron
    (415) 422-4927

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Staff/Faculty: Diane Nelson
    (415) 422-2441

    USF Statement of Nondiscrimination

  • The University of San Francisco is committed to providing an environment free from gender-based discrimination or harassment. As such, USF does not tolerate any kind of gender-based discrimination or harassment, which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment. Consistent with its commitment to addressing gender-based discrimination and harassment, the College complies with Title IX, or the Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.
  • Any full-time or part-time university official (e.g., faculty member, administrator, residence life staff member, dean, etc.) informed of an allegation of gender-based misconduct involving students or other members of the college community is expected to file a report with the Title IX coordinator and/ or one of the deputy coordinators. Certain university officers who are serving in a privileged professional capacity (e.g., counselors, clergy) are not bound by this expectation, except as required by law.
  • Anyone who believes they have been subjected to gender-based discrimination or harassment is encouraged to report these incidents. Upon receiving a report, the university will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly. In addition, the university will take steps to prevent the recurrence of the discrimination or harassment and correct its effects, if appropriate.
  • Read USF's full sexual misconduct policy  or review all student conduct policies at the Fogcutter student handbook.