Sexual Conduct & Title IX

Sexual Conduct &s; Title IX

Mesa College is committed to creating a safe and equitable learning environment for all students. This means, we do not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in our programs and activities. Any incident, including sex discrimination or harassment, but not limited to, sexual assault including rape, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking committed on campus or at a campus sponsored event or activity, should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator immediately.

In addition, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and parenting concerns, including lactation, childbirth, abortion, and related conditions. Please see our District Title IX link to gain further information, or contact the Title IX office at 619-388-6660.

Pregnant students may also seek disability protection and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please review Mesa College's DSPS Department to seek information on accommodations.

Report an Incident

If you have experienced an incident of sex- or gender-based discrimination, including sexual violence, that you wish to report, we can guide you to the appropriate reporting party (this may be the District, campus police, or a confidential resource). We are here to support you and provide the accommodations you need to feel safe and included on campus.

File a complaint

Find Confidential Support

SPEAK provides violence prevention education as well as free, confidential services for those who have experienced sexual assault, intimate parter violence, and stalking. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence or intimate partner violence, contact the Campus Advocacy Coordinator, Nicole Teran for resources and assistance. Nicole is a confidential resource and any details relating to your incident will not be reported to the District without your consent.

Access Health Services

Mesa College offers physical care and mental health counseling to all students, including those who are survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Take advantage of confidential health services and events for group healing and solidarity.

Learn more about Health Services at Mesa College

Defining Sexual Assault

What is consent?

Consensual sexual activity requires knowing, voluntary, and affirmative approval from participating parties prior to engagement. It requires the discussion of expectations and appropriate disclosures (about contraceptive use, STIs, etc.). Consent cannot be given by those who are asleep, unconscious, incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, minors, mentally impaired, or incapacitated. Sexual activity that follows coercion, intimidation, or force was not appropriately consented to and is an example of assault. Consent may be revoked at any time.

Review our sexual harassment prohibition policy