Title IX Explained

In accordance with the Department of Education's Final Rule under Title IX, please see the College's New Title IX Policy, which applies to employees and students and is effective as of August 14, 2020.   

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 is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination based upon sex. Saint Mary’s College of California provides support 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 2020 final regulations require the College to designate an employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. The College has appointed Laurie Panian, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, as its Title IX Coordinator. 


Title IX Coordinator

Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht, Ph.D
Vice President for Student Life


Title IX Deputy Coordinators

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

Erika Roesch (for Faculty and Staff)
Recruiting Manager, Human Resources

Evette Castillo Clark, EdD (For Students)
Dean of Students (Students)

Stacy Vander Velde (For Students)
Director of Community Life

Kami Gray (For Athletics)
Senior Women's Administrator/Associate Director of Athletics (Student-Athletes)