Title IX

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal assistance.  The guidelines are outlined in Executive Orders 1095, EO 1096, EO 1097 and EO 1098.

Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (20 U.S.C. § 1681).

San José State University (SJSU), in compliance with federal and state laws, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation in education programs, services, or activities.  SJSU is committed to maintaining a safe education and working environment free of discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the basis of a protected category.

Please reference the list of Title IX designees should you have a complaint, question or concern regarding Title IX.  You can also find additional information regarding Title IX, sexual violence prevention, education, and resources in the Title IX of Non-Discrimination document. 


Campus Title IX Coordinator
Elizabeth Pugliese, AVP, Human Resources, (408) 924-1116

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

  • Julie Paisant, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity, Human Resources, (408) 924-2255 
  • Liz Jarnigan, Associate Athletic Director, Athletics, (408) 924-2462 
  • Shannon Quihuiz, Interim Director, Student Conduct & Ethical Development, (408) 924-5946