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The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

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The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX serves students, faculty, and staff to ensure Santa Clara University’s commitment to uphold a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct (sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and stalking) and discrimination and harassment on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived membership in a protected status including race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition as defined by California law, marital status, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other status protected by law.

The Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX oversees the investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. The office also provides leadership, in collaboration with University partners, to foster a learning and working environment of equal opportunity in all aspects of educational programming and employment.

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