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Title IX Information


CSU San Marcos  does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).  Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and violence.


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

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.

Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all university services and programs. Although often thought of only in terms of athletic programs, Title IX also covers sexual harassment and sexual assault as a form of sex discrimination.

Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination means an adverse action taken against an individual because of gender or sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) as prohibited by Title IX; Title IV; VAWA/Campus SaVE Act; California Education Code § 66250 et seq.; and/or California Government Code § 11135.  See also Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Cal. Govt. Code § 12940 et seq.), and other applicable laws. Both men and women can be victims of Sex Discrimination.

For additional information please refer to the following links:

CSUSM Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Bridget Blanshan
Address: Craven 3600
Phone (760) 750-4056

Your campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss: your right to file a criminal complaint (sexual assault and violence); the university’s complaint process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters.

CSUSM Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

Athletic Director, Jennifer Milo
Address: Clarke Field House 106C
Phone: (760) 750-7108
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm, Closed during campus closure days

University Police

Address: 425 La Moree Road
Phone: (760) 750-4567

Local Police

San Diego County Sheriff San Marcos
Address: 182 Santar Place, San Marcos, 92069
Phone: (760) 510-5200

Federal Support

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481 or 
If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the OCR.

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault:

On Campus Medical & Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling Services
Address: 120 Craven Road
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Monday - Friday 8am to 4:45pm, Closed during campus closure days

Off-Campus Services

Center for Community Solutions
Address: 240 S. Hickory St., Suite 110, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (888) 385-4657 (24 hour hotline)
Office Hours: 9-5 M-F, but advocates are available 24/7 by calling the crisis line.