Title IX


As a women’s college, Scripps is acutely aware of the issue of sexual misconduct and sexual violence at colleges and universities. The College is committed to providing effective education, support, and investigative policies and procedures to Scripps students and other community members in order to respond to and remedy instances of sexual misconduct or other harassing behavior.

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Staff Members

Jennifer Armstrong
Deputy Title IX Coordinator (focusing on matters involving faculty)
Associate Dean of Faculty
Professor of Biology
(909) 607-9716

Sally Steffen
Title IX Coordinator
(909) 607-7142

Sally is the College’s dedicated Title IX officer. She has primary responsibility for day-to-day management of Scripps Title IX matters, including case intake, meeting with those who have experienced incidents of sexual misconduct to explain the Title IX process and their options under applicable policies, assisting survivors in pursuing complaints, managing Scripps and cross-campus investigations, and coordinating Title IX education for students, faculty, and staff. She works closely with the Title IX teams at the other institutions in the Consortium to adjudicate matters. Sally, along with Sonia and others in the College community, helps match students with appropriate support. If you’ve experienced an incident of sexual misconduct, and want to understand your options under the relevant Title IX policy or for reporting to law enforcement, or you want to better understand support resources, we urge you to contact Sally. Sally also works closely with the Title IX coordinators in the Consortium to establish common procedures and policies where appropriate and educational initiatives, and she and Deputy Coordinator, Jennifer Berklas, co-chair the 7C Title IX Coordinators Working Group.

Jennifer Berklas
HR Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(909) 607-7976

Jen is Director of Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. If you have a matter involving non-faculty staff at the College or elsewhere in the Consortium, we recommend you first contact Jen. (If the situation involves a faculty member, you may first contact Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert as noted below.) On an as-needed basis, Jen will serve as Sally’s primary back-up for coordinating student matters. Jen and and Sally are co-chairs the 7C Title IX Coordinators Working Group, which is dedicated to establishing common procedures and policies where appropriate and educational initiatives throughout the Consortium.

Simone Hicks
Assistant Dean/Director of Case Management
(909) 607-8177