Policy & Procedures

The applicable policy and procedures for reports and complaints of protected status Discrimination and Harassment, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking, and related Retaliation apply to the entire California State University system. The policy and procedures include the process for reports and complaints made against students and employees, and are available here:

The Nondiscrimination Policy (formally referred to as the CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation). 

Student Conduct Procedures - Executive Order 1098

The definitions in this document are from the California Penal Code and reflect California’s criminal definitions of certain sex-crimes. These definitions apply to the criminal legal process and not SJSU’s disciplinary process. The university's policy definitions of sexual misconduct /sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are contained in the Nondiscrimination Policy.

California Penal Code Definitions for Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking [pdf]

To learn more about different Equal Opportunity Laws, and how they might apply to you, please visit our Equal Opportunity Laws page.


Who To Contact with Questions About the Differences Between the Criminal Process and SJSU’s Internal Resolution Process

An individual may make a report to the university, to law enforcement, to neither, or to both. Campus processes and law enforcement investigations operate independently of one another, although the university may coordinate information with law enforcement.

The AVP for Title IX and Equal Opportunity is available to explain and discuss the university’s complaint process, including the investigation process; available resources, both on and off campus; and supportive measures, which could include accommodations related to academics, housing, or physical safety.

The Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity directly supports these efforts by responding to new reports, answering questions, and administering the processes. You may also find information in the Nondiscrimination Policy.

The Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Peter Lim, Interim AVP for Title IX and Equal Opportunity 
(408)-924-7289 (M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm)
(669) 877-0620 (Call/Text)
Clark Hall 1st Floor, Office 126