Student Services

Title IX Regulations, Policy, and Resources

Title IX Education Amendments of 1972 (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.

Title IX at Westcliff University (Statement of Non-Discrimination)

Westcliff University (the “University”) does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex. Westcliff University also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about non-compliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Please see the University’s Title IX policy for additional information including how to make a report and the University’s Grievance Procedure.

If you believe that you have experienced or witnessed other incidents of sexual misconduct or discrimination, please follow the procedures outlined in the University’s Code of Conduct which can be found on the University’s website.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Deputy Coordinator are listed below. Individuals should also contact the Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator regarding the application of Title IX, its implementing regulations, to make a report or file a Formal Complaint or other questions. The Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX and is also responsible for identifying and addressing any patterns or systematic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.

Title IX Coordinator: April Vuong

17877 Von Karman Ave. Suite #400

Irvine, CA 92614

949-825-5999

titleixcoordinator@westcliff.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Josh Schoonover

17877 Von Karman Ave. Suite #400

Irvine, CA 92614

949-825-5999

titleixdeputy@westcliff.edu

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing the University’s Title IX policy, intaking reports and Formal Complains of Sexual Harassment, providing supportive measures and maintaining accurate Clery Act crime statistics.

Any person can report sex discrimination, including Sexual Harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the alleged victim) in person, by mail, telephone, or e-mail, using the contact information listed above for the Title IX Coordinator/Deputy. A report can be made at any time, including during non-business hours. However, responses to reports made outside of business hours, including weekends and holidays, may be delayed.

Resources

Title IX Regulations and Policy – Handbook

Student Code of Conduct

Title IX Professional Training – Slide Decks

Grievance Procedure Flowchart

Annual Security Report

Local and National Resources and Hotlines

  • Sexual Assault – Waymakers (Orange County) – (714) 957-2737 or (949) 931-9110
  • Domestic Violence – Laura’s House – (866-498-1511)
  • RAINN – (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233
  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S.