Respondent Support

We, in the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity, understand that as a Respondent – or someone who has been accused of protected status discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, or related retaliation – you may have questions about the our office, your rights, supportive measures, and available options. 

We have prepared a guide that answers these questions and more. Please see the Respondent Rights and Options guide [pdf].

Respondents may access supportive measures. For more information about supportive measures, please visit Our Services page.

We are available to meet with you if you have specific questions or would like to discuss the information contained in the guide. Our door is always open, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can drop by our office during regular business hours (M-F, 8AM-5PM), or contact us by email or phone.

Phone: 408-924-7290 (M-F, 8AM-5PM)
             669-877-0620 (Call/Text)

Visit the Office 
Clark Hall 1st Floor, Room 126
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0126

Respondent Consultants

If you have been accused of discrimination or harassment based on sex or gender, sexual harassment or assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or related retaliation, you may contact: 

Tijan White, Ed.D.

Sabrina-Moné Lamontagne

Respondent Consultants provide guidance and information about procedures for Respondents involved in a process overseen by the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity. They are not confidential and, as employees, still have a mandatory duty to report any information or reports of misconduct disclosed by the Respondent. You can meet with the consultant to review all of your rights and options available on and off campus. 

Other Campus Resource Offices for Respondents

There are on campus resources to provide support services to respondents. They are as follows:

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center is home to your health, counseling, and well-being needs at SJSU. To make an appointment, call (408) 924-5678 or view your options on the Student Wellness Center Patient Portal.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) (Students)

CAPS provides short-term and crisis counseling services to students at SJSU. This resource is available to both Complainants and Respondents, as well as witnesses involved in any investigation or other grievance process.

For more information regarding services, visit the SJSU Counseling website.
To request an appointment, please call 408-924-5910, or email

LifeMatters® by Empathia (Employees)

San José State University’s confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is dedicated to employee well-being. From emotional and family counseling to providing geriatric care management, LifeMatters® offers both online and in-person support.
Visit LifeMatters® online for more information. Password: SPARTANS
To speak to someone from LifeMatters® confidentially, call 800-367-7474.
Visit Counseling for Faculty and Staff for personal consultations.