Programming and Resources
The Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX facilitates a vast array of programs and events each year for all students, staff, faculty, and community members. A few of our annual events include:
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October
- Monthly Teal Table Talks
- and more
We encourage you to check this webpage frequently as we continue to update it with
information regarding upcoming programs hosted by our Office.
Want to get involved? Have ideas for future programs? E-mail: TitleIXCoordinator@cerritos.edu
- 50 Years of Title IX
June 23, 2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Join the Cerritos College Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX as we celebrate throughout the year with our IX on 9 event series where we will feature various aspects of Title IX.
- I Will Not Be Silent (Online Training Sessions)
A mandatory training for incoming/new to Cerritos College students. All students who are new to Cerritos College are required to participate in an interactive online training on sexual misconduct prevention and bystander intervention. The training will provide students with important information regarding prevention, intervention, reporting, and resources. This training is mandatory; attendance will be taken.
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)
DVAM is a national event that brings awareness to issues related to intimate partner and domestic/dating violence. Our goal at Cerritos College is to provide education, support, and prevention services to students, employees, and community members. Listen to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM): Connection to the Classroom a presentation by Dr. Elan Helpser for Faculty Senate.
- Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month 2021
A national event that brings awareness to issues related to personal safety and education. In January, Cerritos College raises awareness of human trafficking and stalking through a series trainings and events.
Listed below you will find resources, recordings from past events, and other useful information:
Strangulation Awareness Workshop (feat. Carolyn Clark)
One of Los Angeles County's Forensic Nurse Specialist provides training on the long/short term physiological impact of strangulation on individuals.
Project Safe Brochure
Cerritos College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free from sexual assault and other forms of violence. Unfortunately, dating and domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking are a reality for some students. This brochure explains what they are, provides tips on how to prevent these crimes, outlines penalties for perpetrators, describes actions victims can take to help protect their safety, and identifies resources and rights for victims.
Sexual Violence Prevention E-Checkup
Cerritos College believes that is it the responsibility of all students, faculty, and staff to be a well-informed, active participant in building and supporting a safe campus environment. This program serves to promote this endeavor. This program deals with aways to identify, prevent, and interrupt sexual violence.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (DVAM) 2022
Stalking Must Stop
Stalking Must Stop founder, Debbie Riddle, provides a personal account of the impact stalking had on her family. The speaker provides an educational component that describes stalking behaviors, legal perspectives, and national resources such as safety planning.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (DVAM) 2021
Empowerment Self-Defense (Part 2)
East Los Angeles Women’s Center offers two (2) self-defense classes. Empowering Self-Defense includes thought-provoking discussions about listening to our bodies, trusting our instincts, establishing and upholding boundaries, and a practical skills portion that covers basic self-defense.
Digital Abuse & Safety Presentation: Cyberstalking
This engaging presentation demystifies cyberstalking, pandemic trends, and common forms of cyberstalking on college campuses.
Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are not just women’s issues; they affect everyone. In this presentation, Luis Mendoza from East Los Angeles Women’s Center, and Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Cruz discuss the role men play in preventing gender-based violence in society. Eradicating power and gender-based harm is a shared responsibility.
Digital Abuse & Safety Presentation: Image-Based Abuse
In this presentation, participants demystify image-based abuse, revenge porn, and nonconsensual porn. This session addresses victim-blaming, safe-texting, and online dating tips (i.e. laying ground rules, responding to image-based abuse, restraining orders, etc.).
Digital Abuse & Safety Presentation: Tech-Enabled Trauma
What role does technology play in perpetuating abuse? In this presentation addresses online trauma and how it is different from offline trauma. A skill building portion covers tech-enabled trauma response, overcoming challenges, and ways to support others.
Beyond Intimate Partner Relationships: Human Trafficking
Stephany Ramos, YWCA GLA’s Human Trafficking Coordinator, provides information on the grooming, exploitation, and control involved in human trafficking in this event. Participants learn how to identify
warning signs and ways to assist victims.
There are a multitude of resources available to students, staff and faculty members
throughout the District and in the greater community. Below, please find some of these
resources and the most updated contact information for these organizations, as of
Some resources are confidential and most are free or at low-cost. All campus community members are encouraged to utilize all resources available to them.
If you need assistance in getting connected to any of these resources, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@Cerritos.edu.