Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” This includes sexual harassment, including sexual violence, such as rape, other forms of sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion of students, applicants, and employees that occur on a college campus, or that are connected to a college program or activity. Examples of programs and activities that are subject to Title IX include admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, student organization activities and employment.
Southwestern Community College District’s Title IX Administrator monitors and oversees the District’s compliance with title IX and related laws in the prevention of harassment and discrimination based on sex. This includes receiving, investigating and responding to Title IX complaints.
Additionally, in collaboration with the District’s Office of Student Services, Campus Police and Personal Wellness Services, the Title IX Administrator coordinates education and training activities relating to all forms of gender discrimination and sexual violence.
Persons with questions, concerns, or complaints about discrimination or harassment based on sex, or sexual misconduct, are encouraged to contact the Title IX Administrator at the office of the Vice President for Human Resources.
Trinda Best, MPA
Vice President for Human Resources
Southwestern Community College District
900 Otay Lakes Road, Bldg. 1650
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Forms, Policies and Procedures
Persons wishing to file a Title IX complaint may use the following form and submit either electronically, or in person to the Title IX Administrator:
Complaint Form (PDF)
Complaint Form (Microsoft Word)
Initial interviews may be requested for assessment and to provide reporting parties with information about available support resources.
The District’s policies and procedures related to discrimination and harassment based on sex and sexual misconduct can be found in:
3430 – (BP) Prohibition of Harassment & Discrimination
3430 – (AP) Prohibition of Harassment & Discrimination
3540 – (BP) Sexual Misconduct
3540 – (AP) Sexual Misconduct
5500 – (BP) Standards of Student Conduct
5500 – (AP) Standards of Student Conduct
If this is an emergency, call 911, immediately!
Southwestern College Police
Campus Police may be reached at:
(619) 216-6691, or by dialing extension 6691 from a campus phone, or
By picking up the receiver of any blue call box on campus or in the parking lots
Personal Wellness Services
(619) 421-6700 (extension 5279)
Cesar Chavez Building, 2nd Floor
Chula Vista Campus Map
It's Up to Us
San Diego Access & Crisis Line – 24 Hour Hotline
(888) 724-7240 or (619) 641-6992 TTY
San Diego Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline (Domestic Violence)
(888) DVLINKS or (888) 385-4657
South Bay Community Services 24-Hour Hotline (South County)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Community Center (LGBTQ)
Heidorn (858) 212-LIFE (5433)
Center for Community Solutions (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services)
(888) 385-4657 – 24-Hour Hotline
(858) 272-5777 – Coastal Location
(619) 697-7477 – East County Location
(760) 747-6282 – North County Location
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Ulifeline (online resource for college mental health)