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 Order 1095, Executive Order 1096, Executive Order 1097 and Executive Order 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 find additional information and resources regarding Title IX:

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, Director, Student Conduct & Ethical Development, (408) 924-5946
  • Debra Griffith, Director of Educational Opportunity Program, Educational Opportunity Program, (408) 924–2698