Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees in educational institutions which receive federal funding.
 
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) takes positive action to insure that students and employees are treated in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related individual conditions, medical condition (as defined by state law), military status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  
 
 Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including all forms of sexual misconduct.  Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity.  SCU considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be an egregious offense.  This policy refers to all forms of sex discrimination, including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, and/or third parties.

Policies and Rights

The University's comprehensive Title IX document including grievance procedures.

(.pdf, 1114K)
SCU's Title IX Coordinators are responsible for investigating allegations of sexual misconduct/sexual violence, providing resources for victims, informing both parties of there respective rights under the federal law and under University policy.  If you have been a victim of, or were witness to, any behavior that you might deem sexual misconduct/sexual violence, please alert the appropriate Title IX Coordinator below.  
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or are the direct victim of a crime, please dial 9-1-1 before attempting to contact the Title IX Coordinator. 
 
 
Title IX Coordinator
Joseph Eggleston, AVP for Auxiliary Operations
(562) 902-3357 
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604
Building "C"
 
Title IX Investigator 
Afton Rodriguez, Auxiliary Operations Specialist
(562) 947-8755 
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604
Building "C"
 
Title IX Hearing Officer 
Chuck Sweet, Vice President for Operations/Chief of Staff
(562) 902-3305 
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604
Building "A"

REPORT IT

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-4673
Love is Respect
866-331-9474
 
 
 
The US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for overseeing Title IX compliance.  You can learn more about the OCR or file a compliant directly with them using the information below.
 
San Francisco Office
50 Beale Street (Suite 7200)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 486-5555
Fax: (415) 486-5570
TDD: (877) 521-2172