Workplace Violence Prevention Program

The San José State Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) addresses workplace violence by raising awareness, improving reporting procedures and implementing protective measures.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence affects nearly two million American workers annually, and is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.

California Senate Bill 553

California SB 553 enacts, effective July 1, 2024, California Labor Code Section 6401.9 which requires the majority of employers in California to establish, implement, and maintain a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan that includes the following elements:

  • Prohibitions on employee retaliation;
  • Procedures to accept and respond to reports of workplace violence;
  • Employee workplace violence training and communication;
  • Emergency response;
  • Workplace violence hazard assessments; and
  • Other requirements, such as maintaining a Violent Incident Log.


SJSU Workplace Violence Prevention Program

  • In development; coming soon.

SJSU Title IX and Gender Equity Office

If you or someone you know has experienced sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, we encourage you to file a report or contact the Title IX and Gender Equity Office for resources and assistance.

File a report to the Title IX and Gender Equity Office

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

San José State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus) that receive Federal financial assistance.