Title IX

Saint Mary’s College of California is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex. 

Title IX

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 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 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 Laurie Panian, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, as Title IX Coordinator. 

Title IX Officer and Deputy Coordinators:

Title IX Coordinator

Laurie Panian
Associate Vice President for Human Resources 
925-631-4212
lmp10@stmarys-ca.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Available during regular office hours. After 5 PM call Department of Public Safety.

Evette Castillo Clark, EdD (For Students)
Dean of Students (Students)
925-631-4238
ecc4@stmarys-ca.edu

Stacy Vander Velde (For Students)
Director of Community Life)
925-631-4238
smv8@stmarys-ca.edu

Erika Roesch (for Faculty and Staff)
Recruiting Manager, Human Resources
925-631-4212
ehr2@stmarys-ca.edu

Kami Gray (For Athletics)
Senior Women's Administrator/Associate Director of Athletics
925-631-4521
kgray@stmarys-ca.edu

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