Title IX and Santa Fe Community College


Santa Fe Community College is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment free of all forms of harassment and discrimination for all College community members. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, serious medical condition, spousal affiliation, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship, and any other basis prohibited by law.

Here’s How We Can Help

SFCC’s Title IX Team is charged with investigating, supporting, maximizing campus safety, and promoting everyone’s ability to live and learn at SFCC in an environment free from sexual misconduct and/or gender-based discrimination.

Title IX Coordinator
Margaret Peters
VP for Academic and Student Affairs
505-428-1372 | margaret.peters@sfcc.edu

Title IX Investigators
Barb Mascarenas
Student Affairs Officer
505-428-1014 | barb.mascarenas

Employee Relations Manager

We Can Help You:
Obtain and connect with resources, understand your right to seek protective measures like No Contact Orders, Harassment Prevention Orders, and Abuse Prevention Orders, and organize interim support and protective measures, like housing or academic modifications.

If You Have Experienced Sexual Misconduct You Should:
Contact the police, seek medical attention to assess immediate health needs and preserve evidence, obtain emergency contraception (if appropriate), and seek confidential emotional support.

  • to learn at SFCC free from gender discrimination,
  • to file a complaint according to SFCC’s Sexual Harassment Policy,
  • to request a criminal investigation with law enforcement,
  • to interim support and reasonable protective measures to help you continue to learn at SFCC,
  • to understand that SFCC is required to undertake a prompt and thorough investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct,
  • to request and obtain a No Contact Order and to receive information about Harassment Prevention and Abuse Prevention Orders,
  • to use resources, processes, or support and to report to the Title IX Coordinator if your rights have been violated,
  • to be free from retaliation for reporting that your rights have been violated,
  • to access on- and off-campus support and health services, and
  • to be kept informed about the progress of the investigation in your case.

You have the option to initiate a complaint alleging sexual misconduct through SFCC’s Student Affairs Process. Any member of the Title IX team can help you navigate the process. See the Student Affairs Officer and/or refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

You may also request a criminal investigation for any criminal behavior you have suffered.

For more information about the criminal process, contact SFCC Safety and Security at 505-428-1244 or the Santa Fe County Sheriff at 505-986-2400.

The College will take immediate and responsive action to any report of retaliation and will vigorously pursue disciplinary action as appropriate.

You may speak confidentially to the following resources about your experience or concerns regarding sexual misconduct. These individuals are under no obligation to share your personal information with the Title IX Team. A Title IX response will NOT be prompted if you speak with any of the resources below at the location specified.

  • SFCC Counseling Services
    505-428-1682 or 505-428-1839
  • Santa Fe Solace Crisis Treatment Center
  • Christus St. Vincent
    Regional Medical Center ER


If you are ready to speak privately about your experience or to report any gender-equity concern, you may speak with any member of the Title IX Team, SFCC faculty or SFCC staff. All SFCC staff and faculty members are Mandatory Reporters, and as such are required to share information related to sexual misconduct with a member of the Title IX Team. A Title IX response is then initiated (see “Title IX Response Process, below”).

The Title IX Team makes every effort to protect the privacy of all individuals.

View the college’s Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policies