National University San Diego location

The Office of Institutional Equity


The Office of Institutional Equity’s mission is to protect the rights of each individual and to ensure their equal access in all aspects of employment, education, and participation within the university. As part of that work, we:

  • Coordinate the university’s compliance with the Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy, as well as, other relevant Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Monitor the University’s actions and practices related to equity and anti-discrimination/harassment/related retaliation.
  • Investigate and respond to reports of discrimination and harassment based on protected-category against NU faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide outreach, prevention, information, consultation, and training regarding Title IX, and discrimination and harassment prevention.

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

9388 Lightwave Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 642-8087
[email protected]


Heather Tyrrell
Director, Institutional Equity
Title IX Coordinator

Janette Garcia
Manager, Institutional Equity

Robina Smith
Senior Specialist
Outreach and training, Projects, Investigator

Sandra Garcia
Intake, Investigator, Projects