San Jose State University

Title IX Updates

Dear SJSU,

As we approach the end of the academic year, I wanted to share a year-end update from the Title IX and Gender Equity Office (Title IX Office). This past year, our team has worked hard to enhance many of our services. While we still have work to do, we have made considerable progress. The enclosed fact sheet illustrates some of the recent improvements to our services. 

Your feedback makes us better. I will be holding an open Q&A on Tuesday, May 9, from 2–3:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Conference Room 336 (3rd floor). All are invited to attend!

It has been an honor to serve as your Interim Title IX and Gender Equity Officer this past academic year.

Peter Lim
Interim Title IX and Gender Equity Officer
SJSU Title IX fact sheet for academic year 2022-2023 - This fact sheet is intended to illustrate some of the recent improvements to our services. The values reflected in this fact sheet are based on comparative data from academic year 2021-2022 and academic year 2022-2023. 27% more reports made to the Title IX Office in academic year 2022-2023; 78% increase in the number of live Title IX trainings to campus; 32% increase in the timeliness of investigations. There was an increase in reporting to the Title IX Office - Removing barriers to reporting is among our highest priorities, and an increase in reporting is an important metric in evaluating our program's effectiveness. Fall 2021 there were 137 reports; in Fall 2022 there were 171 reports. Jan. to Apr. 2023 also saw an increase over Jan. to Apr. 2022.
SJSU Title IX Office had an increase in live Title IX trainings and tailings.
 In Fall 2021, there were six trainings.
 In Spring 2022, there were 15 trainings and one tabling.
 In Fall 2022, there was 45 trainings and six tablings.
 In Spring 2023, there were 47 trainings and four tablings.
 Improvements to the Title IX office include: frequent updates sent to complainants and respondents; internal investigators now on staff in the Title IX Office; and faster completion rate.
 The California State University policy says “absent good cause, the final investigation report must be issued within 100 working days from the date of the notice of investigation.
 From Sept.
 to Dec.
 2021, the number of working days for an investigation was 184 days.
 From Jan.
 to June 2022, the number of working days for an investigation was 122 days.
 From July to Dec.
 2022, the number of working days for an investigation was 126 days.
The Title IX Office is now located in Clark Hall, Room 126. The move came after a lengthy search for a new space that is warm, welcoming and could accommodate our needs. In academic year 2022-2023, there is three times as many staff in the Title IX Office versus academic year 2021-2022. Currently there is an interim Title IX and Gender Equity Officer, an interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator, a Title IX Analyst and Intake Coordinator, a Title IX Project Manager, and two Title IX Investigators.The Title IX Office redesigned the website to be more informative and easier to navigate.
The Title IX Office developed new informational materials to make it easier to understand our services, available resources, and our investigation processes. Examples include Title IX Reporting Options, Investigation Flowchart and Respondent Resource Guide. The Title IX Office revised the Wellbeing Attendant Policy to expand the pool of available chaperones for student-athletes and sports medicine employees, and help ensure the safe provision of sports medicine treatments.
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

Last Updated Jun 22, 2023