What is Title IX?

COVID-19 Response Update: The Title IX Office recognizes that discrimination, harassment, and violence do not come to a halt during a health crisis and wants to reassure the Toro community that all essential equity-related prevention and response services will continue to be provided to students, staff, and faculty. We are available during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to respond to questions and meet remotely via phone, Zoom, and text. 

If you would like to speak with us, please contact Title IX Officer, Elizabeth Schrock, via email at eschrock@csudh.edu. To notify us about an incident, please fill out the online form that can be found on the Make a Report page of this website. 

Further, Student Health and Psychological Services and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE) continue to provide confidential supportive services remotely. Please visit their websites for up-to-date information. In an emergency or after business hours, please call the CSUDH Police Department at (310) 243-3333 or 911.


Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex or gender of students and employees at educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” (20 U.S.C. § 1681)."

Title IX is best known for ensuring gender equity in collegiate athletics, but it also broadly prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sex in any education program or activity. Sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking also fall under the purview of Title IX.

CSUDH's Title IX Office

CSUDH's Title IX Office promotes inclusive excellence by ensuring equal access to education and employment for the CSUDH community. The Title IX Office promotes prevention education and provides a response to incidents that occur and complaints made by students and employees.

The California State University, including CSUDH, does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, in its education programs or activities. Title IX and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by its universities (both on and off campus).

CSUDH is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. If you experience any of these forms of misconduct, you are strongly encouraged to report it to the Title IX Office by filling out the online reporting form or calling (310) 243-1025.

CSU Executive Orders Governing CSUDH's Response to Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation:

CSU Executive Order 1095R (2015): Overview
CSU Executive Order 1096R (revised 3-29-2019): Response to complaints by employees and third parties [PDF]
CSU Executive Order 1097 (revised 3-29-2019): Response to complaints by students [PDF]

Additional Useful Information:

Notice of Non-Discrimination 2019-20 [PDF]
Rights and Options for Victims 2020-21[PDF]
Myths and Facts 2020[PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2017 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2018 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2019 [PDF]
Brochure: Sexual Misconduct & Sexual Assault Resources [PDF]
Brochure: Dating Violence, Domestic Violence & Stalking Resources [PDF]
Brochure: Sexual Harassment Resources [PDF]
Brochure: CSUDH Lactation Resources [PDF]
Confidential Versus Responsible Employees at CSUDH [PDF]
Reporting to the University Versus Reporting to the Police [PDF]

Download the iToro App in the Apple App Store or Google Play for mobile access to the Title IX website and reporting form.