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Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Mt San Jacinto Community College District is committed to a safe and equitable learning environment for all students and employees. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender in its educational programs and employment. 

Any incident, including sex discrimination or harassment, but not limited to, sexual assault including rape, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking committed on district property, or at a district sponsored event or activity, should be reported to the designated Title IX Coordinator Aysia Pennell at or call 951-639-5301

How to Report Incidents of Unlawful Discrimination or any violation of Title IX:

If you need to file a complaint you should begin by going through the college's process. This will result in the most efficient resolution in most cases. To report a complaint to MSJC fill out Appendix A of AP3410 and submit it to Human Resources. For your convenience we have made it available here: Unlawful Discrimination Form (You must download the form or open it in Acrobat for it to become a fillable PDF.)

What is Title IX?

"No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid."

 Examples of the types of conduct that violates Title IX include, but are not limited to:      

  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Sexual innuendos and comments
  • Sexually explicit questions
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching, hugging, stroking, squeezing
  • Spreading rumors about a person's sexuality
  • Sexual ridicule
  • Displaying or sending sexually suggestive electronic content, including but not limited to emails, text messages, etc.
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content
  • Stalking a person
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence

Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Awareness

The sexual harassment of students, including the crime of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.

Sexual violence, as that term is used in this section, refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.       

To report an incident, contact the Title IX Coordinator Aysia Pennell at or call 951-639-5301

Affirmative Consent is the law in California.

What is Consent?

Consent is a powerful word; however, many people have different definitions of what consent actually is. Emmeline May authored a very simple, yet useful metaphor that helps explain consent using a cup of tea.        

     "If they are unconscious, don't make them tea. Unconscious people can't answer the question, "Do you want tea?" because they are unconscious. "         

Simple isn't it? Please watch this video using Emmeline May's "Cup of Tea" example to help explain what is consent.


Yes Means Yes is the law in California.
Yes Means Yes Video

It's On Us

The It's On Us national campaign is meant:
  • To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Take the It's On Us Pledge

This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.

It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.

Student Success Videos (link)

Affirmative Consent Law (link)

Other ways you can file an external complaint