Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." -Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance.  Examples of programs and activities that are subject to Title IX include admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing and employment.  Title IX also protects students from sexual harassment, including sexual violence, such as rape, other forms of sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

USD’s Title IX Coordinator monitors and oversees the university’s compliance with Title IX and related laws in the prevention of sex harassment and discrimination, including the coordination of education and training activities and the response to Title IX complaints. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, or others who participate in USD’s education programs and activities with questions, concerns, or complaints about sex discrimination, sex harassment or sexual misconduct are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator.


Recent Changes to Federal Regulations

New federal regulations are in effect this fall. While significant changes have been made within Title IX, USD’s commitment to supporting students impacted by sexual and relationship violence and holding students accountable has not changed.

The USD Title IX Grievance Process was created and put into effect on 8.14.2020. If a case does not meet the Title IX threshold, it will still be considered under USD’s existing Reporting and Response Standards and protocols.

Watch the Title IX Forum, hosted by Associated Student Government on 8.20.2020, to learn more about changes and USD’s continued commitment to supporting impacted students.

Title IX Coordinator

Nicole Schuessler Veloz, Ph.D.
Director of Title IX, EEO Programs and Employee Relations
University of San Diego
Department of Human Resources
Maher Hall 101
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4594
Nicole Schuessler Veloz, Ph.D.