Education and Training
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The sexual harassment of students, including the crime of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.
Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.
One of the best things about attending San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and Continuing Education is our strong sense of community and our commitment in providing an accessible and safe learning environment for everyone. Being a part of the community comes with a shared responsibility for the health and welfare of your fellow students, staff and faculty at all our campuses. This includes being aware, and preventing the issue of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence and stalking on college campuses.
This is why the San Diego Community College District has partnered with EverFi to help students address critical issues such as the prevention of sexual assault and harassment. As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, students are invited and encouraged to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for community College online training.
This online training is a thoughtful, engaging, research-based program, designed to educate students committed to thinking about their life choices and the safety of their friends and peers. This training will inform students about the issues involved in sexual assault and prevention, enable them to recognize potentially risky situations, and equip them with the skills to foster a safe environment for yourself and others.
It is possible that something you read/watch during this training may trigger an emotional response, whether or not you have experienced interpersonal violence yourself. Support resources can be found on the Get Help section of the Title IX page, or you can contact the Title IX Office directly at email@example.com. You can also get immediate support 24/7 via the national support hotline of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) at 1-800-656-4673 or access their online chat hotline at https://rainn.org.
All new students should have received an email with a registration link and course assignment from EverFi. If you did not receive an email invitation from EverFi, please first check to see if it may have been filtered to your spam or junkmail folder.
If you no longer have access to this email, you can retrieve your account using the email address on file in your mySDCCD account.
- Go to: https://admin.fifoundry.net/en/san-diego-community/sign_in
- Click on the Forgot Password?
- Enter your email address and click on Reset Password (must use email from your mySDCCD account)
You will receive an email from EverFi with steps to reset your password. Please follow these steps to access your account and the course assignment.
If you wish to register for a work experience course but are not enrolled at San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, or Continuing Education, please complete the SDCCD Sexual Assault Prevention Training Request Form to request assignment to this training.
If you did not receive an email, are unable to access your account following the steps above, or if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Title IX Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completing the Training
To complete the online training, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. Smartphone or tablets may be used but must have a stable internet connection. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access. Please refer to the SDCCD Sexual Assault Prevention Training User Guide for additional guidance on completing this training.
We urge all students to consider completing this training, however, it is not mandatory unless you are participating in any of the following student groups and/or programs:
- Student Athletes
- Student Government
- Student Clubs & Orgs
- Student Workers
- Work Experience
- San Diego Promise
Students will have access to the online training through the end of the semester, and may complete it at their own pace. For the student groups listed above, you must complete the training prior to participating in organization activities, travel events or pay. If you have difficulty logging in, please refer to the Technical Info section below. Additional questions or concerns may be directed to the Title IX Office at email@example.com.
Please note, the course is strictly confidential; San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and Continuing Education will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student's answers.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Title IX Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title IX Team Training & Certifications
Coordinator One Training*
Summer 2020 trainees – Title IX Coordinator
Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker Training*
Summer 2020 trainees – VP Student Services
Investigator One Training*
Summer 2020 trainees – Title IX Technician, Title IX Project Analyst/Interim TIX Investigator
Supplemental Course Training Materials
What is Consent?
Law defines consent as the affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. Silence, the existence of a dating relationship or past sexual relations, is not by itself assumed to be an indicator of consent. The person must act freely and voluntarily and have knowledge of the nature of the act or transaction involved. Emmeline May authored a very simple, yet useful metaphor that help explains consent using a cup of tea.
If they are unconscious, don't make them tea. Unconscious people can't answer the question, "Do you want tea?" because they are unconscious.
Simple isn't it? Please watch this video using Emmeline May's "Cup of Tea" example to help explain what is consent.