SMC Title IX Policy and Procedures
Saint Mary’s College of California is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) reads:
“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(a)."
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination.
Saint Mary’s College of California provides supportive measures and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sex discrimination. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for raising a complaint under Title IX or for advocating for a right protected by Title IX.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is the entity that is charged with enforcing Title IX compliance. Inquiries about these issues may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 50 Beale Street, Suite 7200, San Francisco, CA 94105-1813, telephone 415-486-5555, fax 415-486-5570, or email: OCR.SanFrancisco@ed.gov.
The website for the Office of Civil Rights can be located by following this link.
The regulations implementing Title IX requires the University to “designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under [Title IX].” 34 C.F.R. § 106.8. Title IX. The college has appointed the following Title IX officers:
Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators:
Title IX Co-Coordinators
Denise Parish (she/her)
AVP/Chief Human Resources Officer
Angela A. Street
Director of Employee Relations
Learning and Development Consultant
Title IX Co-Coordinator
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Available during regular office hours. After 5 PM call Department of Public Safety.
Travis Mason (For Students)
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Community Life, Student Rights and Responsibilities
Karin Hein (For Employees)
Director of Employee Benefits
Kami Gray (For Athletics)
Senior Women's Administrator/Associate Director of Athletics
Reports of sexual misconduct are taken seriously by the college. The Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator will respond to all allegations of sexual misconduct. Reports can be made to any of the Title IX Officers listed.