San Jose State Settles with DOJ for $1.6 Million

By: Adria Lynn Silva on October 9, 2021


Last month, the U.S. DOJ found that San Jose State failed to respond adequately to reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault in its athletic department.

Dating back to 2009, student athletes alleged that an athletic trainer had touched breast, groin, buttocks, and pubic regions during on campus treatments.

The DOJ concluded that based on San Jose State’s failure to respond effectively, the University exposed student athletes to harassment.

The DOJ also found that San Jose State retaliated against two employees for complaining about the trainer and subsequent retaliation. In addition to the financial resolution, San Jose State agreed to training and to improve their Title IX policies and procedures.