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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma State University has transitioned to remote instruction for fall 2020. Employees are working remotely in almost all departments. Email is the best way to communicate with our faculty and staff. Please see the SSU COVID-19 site for more information.


Please see the following statement regarding new Federal Title IX Regulations and the CSU System response.

Know Your Title IX Rights

Title IX is a federal law that aims to prevent sexual assault and harassment on college campuses, and ensures students' certain basic rights.

What can I report?

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Stalking
  • Dating and domestic violence

What can I expect?


Where can I…

News, Events, Reminders...

Statement from the President: Our Seawolf Commitment pledges Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Responsibility Behaviors that make a mockery of racism and the resultant violence and death of too many black people have no place in our university community. And, at this cultural moment, we are especially conscious of Sonoma State’s role in educating and training current and future leaders, while also serving as role models for compassion, respect, and inclusion.

While federal privacy laws prohibit discussion of any specific student information, please be assured that we take seriously our responsibility to swiftly address behaviors that cause harm to any member of our community and that go against the values and beliefs that we hold sacred. As a learning community, we have numerous educational resources and responses that we can bring to bear on situations that, while perhaps not rising to actionable conduct violations, still require responsive action. For example, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination provides reporting and resolution as well as training and education to students, faculty, and staff on acts of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The Dean of Students  meets with students whose behavior is in direct violation of our aforementioned Seawolf values, often using principles of restorative justice. The Dean of Students office and other staff in Student Engagement have worked with numerous student organizations on enforcing their values and standards of conduct when such offenses involve their membership.

As members of the Sonoma State community, we thank you again for sharing your concerns with us. It indeed takes a village to continue to help make Sonoma State truly reflective of our shared values

Title IX Online Training: 
For questions pertaining to the Title IX Online Training or related hold, please email with your ID#.

Sonoma State University’s Annual Title IX Report is available here:

Macintosh HD:Users:marthamendoza:Desktop:Unknown.jpegLearn more about the history of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the movement to end domestic violence



One Love Escalation Workshop
One Love Foundation was founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, One love works with students to educate, empower, and activate campus communities in a movement the end relationship violence.
The workshop consists of a movie following a student led discussion on healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Macintosh HD:Users:marthamendoza:Desktop:images-2.jpeg Audrie & Daisy Screening
The YWCA of Sonoma County held a screening of Audrie & Daisy on Thursday, October 20th.  AUDRIE & DAISY is a real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women discover that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in a new world of social media and bullying. Title IX Coordinator, Joyce Suzuki, attended and spoke on the panel... [read article]

SRJC and Sonoma State join in campaign to prevent sexual assaults… [read Press Democrat article]

Sonoma State University has joined hundreds of universities across the nation in taking the "It's On Us" pledge, Vice President Joe Biden's campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.