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.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
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
To report potential Title IX violations, please email or call the Title IX Coordinator at (415) 422-4563 or make a report online. If this is an emergency, please call USF Public Safety at (415) 422-2911.
Yoga as Healing
A new resource for survivors of sexual assault and sexual misconduct is now at USF.
Campus Title IX Coordinator & Deputy Coordinators
For more information about Title IX, or to seek help and resources, please contact:
Title IX Coordinator- Jess Varga
Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Students: Julie Orio
Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Athletics: Staff Change
Name and contact information forthcoming
Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Staff/Faculty: Diane Nelson
USF Statement of Nondiscrimination
- The University of San Francisco is committed to providing an environment free from sex and gender-based discrimination and harassment. As such, USF does not tolerate any kind of sex or gender-based discrimination or harassment, which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment. Consistent with its commitment to addressing sex and 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 sex/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 a Deputy Coordinator. Certain university officers who are serving in a privileged professional capacity (e.g., CAPS counselors, members of the 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.