Title IX

About Title IX

The College of Marin is committed to fostering a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities which receive Federal financial assistance. This law originally ensured nondiscrimination in athletics but it also prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. 

Know Your Rights

The sexual harassment of students is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with a student’s right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.   Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. Sexual violence refers to physical acts of a sexual nature that are committed against a person’s will, or when a victim is incapable of giving consent because they are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or has a cognitive or physical disability. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

Reporting Options

Students, including victims of sexual violence, are encouraged to report crimes to the College of Marin Police (415) 485-9696 but are not required to do so. Retaliation is strictly prohibited against anyone who reports a crime and if retaliation occurs it will be immediately addressed.

For more information or to file a complaint, please go to:

Additional References:

Students who do not feel that their complaint was appropriately handled or resolved, may file a report with the following agencies:

Nekoda Harris, College of Marin
Director of Human Resources, Title IX Officer, ADA Coordinator
Building 11, 2nd Floor, Indian Valley Campus
(415) 485-9520

State Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges
1102 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811-6549
Attention: Legal Affairs Division