Education and Training


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.

Student Training

One of the best things about attending San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and the College of 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 implementing prevention techniques to identify and respond to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence and stalking on college campuses.

This is why the San Diego Community College District has partnered with Keenan SafeColleges to provide a comprehensive online student training to help identify, recognize, respond to, and prevent sexual harassment, and sexual violence. As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, all students are invited and encouraged to complete the Keenan SafeColleges 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 harassment 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  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

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.

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
  • Select Clinical Programs

For the student groups listed above, please contact your program coordinator for more information regarding access to the online training. You must complete the training prior to participating in organization activities, travel events, or pay. All other students can request access to the online training by contacting the Title IX Office at

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. Additional questions or concerns may be directed to the Title IX Office at

Employee Training

All District employees who are not confidential resources and become aware of possible sexual violence or sexual harassment of students must report the information to the Title IX Office or to the corresponding Deputy Title IX Coordinator at their institution. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Title IX Office at

Title IX Team Training & Certifications

As mandated by the Title IX Regulations, 34 CFR Part 106.45(b)(10), the San Diego Community College District is required to post training content used to satisfy the Title IX Regulations’ training requirements to our website.

ATIXA Coordinator One Training
Summer 2020 — Title IX Coordinator
ATIXA Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker Training
Summer 2020 — Vice President of Student Services

ATIXA Investigator One Training
Summer 2020 — Title IX Technician, Title IX Project Analyst/Interim Title IX Investigator

LCW Regulations and Obligations: The Changing Landscape of Title IX Training
Winter 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

OCR Introduction to the New Regulations
Winter 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

ATIXA Coordinator One Training
Winter 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training
Winter 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

Perform a Title IX Self-Audit Training
Spring 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

ATIXA Three-Day SDCCD Custom Investigator/Hearing Hybrid Certification Training
Spring 2021 — Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Vice Presidents of Student Services, Deans of Students Affairs, Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigative Analysts, Title IX Program Technician

ATIXA Rational Writing Workshop
Spring 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

ATIXA Investigation Writing Workshop
Summer 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

Combined Sexual Misconduct & DVDS Investigator Training Class
Fall 2021 — Title IX Investigative Analysts

To submit training content in accordance with the posting requirement, please download the Training Submission Form and submit it to

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.