Definitions and Policies

Definitions and Policies

San José State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from many types of discrimination, violence and unwanted contact. However, some policies and the definition around these terms may be confusing. Let's dig in.

Dating and Domestic Violence

Understand how CSU (California State University) defines dating and domestic violence and learn the steps you can take if you find yourself in an abusive situation.

Sexual Harassment

See what is considered as sexual harassment and explore options for you or someone you know.

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is different from sexual harassment. Understand the differences and policies around affirmative consent as defined by the CSU.


Stalking is a crime. Learn how to keep yourself safe if you feel you are being stalked and how to connect with the Title IX Office to explore your options.

CSU Executive Orders

There are many other policies revolving around gender equity and Title IX laid out in the CSU (California State University) Executive Orders.