No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational
program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Stanford University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. The University provides many resources to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Stanford community to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual harassment, including acts of sexual violence, all of which are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
Administrative Guide Memo 23.2 Sexual Harassment and Consensual Sexual or Romantic Relationships [PDF]
Administrative Guide 23.3 Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault [PDF]
Dean's Alternate Misconduct Review Process and Procedures (ARP)
An act of sexual misconduct or sexual assault is a violation of the Fundamental Standard governing student behavior at Stanford University. The Office of Community Standards investigates all formal complaints of student misconduct, including allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault, and files formal charges if the evidence supports the allegation.
Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Office (SARA) provides comprehensive resources to Stanford students regarding reported incidents of sexual assault and relationship abuse. The SARA Office also provides information and referrals to services on and off campus and assists with educational outreach and training.
(650) 725-1056 or (650) 725-9129, firstname.lastname@example.org
YWCA Sexual Assault Center at Stanford is a 24-hour hotline for confidential and anonymous Rape Crisis Counseling: (650) 725-9955
Office of Community Standards investigates all formal complaints of student misconduct,
including allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault, and files formal charges if the evidence supports the allegation.
Stanford University Sexual Harassment Policy Office (SHPO) provides training programs regarding sexual harassment for the campus community. In addition, SHPO coordinates investigations of alleged sexual harassment, intimidation, and exploitation in places of work and study.
Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) For questions and concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of gender in athletic or recreational programs and activities, contact DAPER’s Compliance Services Office.
Title IX Coordinator
Rosa Gonzalez, Director of the Diversity & Access Office, is the Title IX Coordinator for Stanford University. The Title IX Coordinator ensures that complaints are handled in accordance with established policies and procedures. For questions and concerns relating to Title IX compliance, please contact:
Rosa Gonzalez, Director of the Diversity & Access Office
Mariposa House, 585 Capistrano Way, Stanford, CA, 94305-8230
(650) 723-0755, email@example.com
*Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is the University’s counseling center available to help undergraduate and graduate students who experience a wide variety of personal, academic, and relationship concerns. They offer free evaluation and brief counseling, including individual, couples, and group therapy. The CAPS staff can help you address whatever it is that may be of concern to you in a confidential setting.
*Faculty & Staff Help Center provides professional and confidential short-term counseling sessions to assist the faculty and staff (individuals, couples, and families) of the Stanford University community with work-related and personal issues.
*Office for Religious Life
Deans are available for confidential discussions regardless of your religion.
*Confidentiality of Information:
The University will make reasonable and appropriate efforts to preserve an individualʹs privacy and protect the confidentiality of information. However, because of laws relating to reporting and other state and federal laws, the University cannot guarantee confidentiality to those who report incidents of sexual violence except where those reports are privileged communications with those in legally protected roles (set forth below). The professional being consulted should, if possible, make these limits clear before any disclosure of facts.
An individual can speak confidentially with certain individuals in legally protected roles. They include sexual assault counselors such as those at the YWCA Sexual Assault Center at Stanford, the Help Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS,) and clergy.
Information shared with other individuals is not legally protected from being disclosed. Considerations with respect to a complainant’s request for confidentiality include factors such as the University’s ability to respond effectively, to prevent further harassment, or to ensure the safety of the University community.