Office of Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)
Members of Ventura College (VC) community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual misconduct and any other form of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination and violence.
VC does not tolerate sexual misconduct, which includes, but not limited to:
- Sexual harassment (in person, by text, or online)
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
- Sexual assault
- Sexual stalking
- Gender-based Hate Crimes
What is not Title IX
- Title IX only applies when a VCCCD student is involved.
- The district does not have jurisdiction over non-students.
- Title IX also does not cover cases that occur off-campus, unless part of a school-sponsored activity.
When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate employee's attention and a Respondent is found to have violated any sexual misconduct policies, appropriate sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.
The following information explains campus community expectations and seeks to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. Likewise, the information gives reporting options and on/off-campus resources to support students who have been victims of sexual misconduct.
All VC community members have the duty to understand student rights and responsibilities; therefore, it is important that you are familiar with the following policies and procedures as it relates to gender equity and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence.:
Ventura County Community College District
In 2016, California passed a law (Senate Bill 967 ), known as the Yes Means Yes law, requiring both parties who are engaging in sexual activity to give an on-going consent . Here are links to videos that will help frame the context to his law about affirmative consent:
Should you have questions concerning behaviors of sexual misconduct or reporting option, please utilize this website to help inform you, or a friend, of the choices that need to be made regarding behaviors of sexual misconduct.