What is Title IX?

Title IX

“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 of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex or gender of students and employees in educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX is best known for requiring 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, including sexual assault, is viewed under the law as an extreme form of sexual harassment causing a hostile environment. Dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking also falls under the purview of Title IX.

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 Officer and/or the police, as well as utilize the on- and off-campus resources available to you. Your safety and well-being is a top priority for the university.


CSU Executive Orders Governing CSUDH's Response to Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation 

CSU Executive Order 1095R (2015): Overview [PDF]
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 2018-2019 [PDF]
Rights and Options for Victims 2018-2019 [PDF]
Myths and Facts 2018-2019 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2017 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2018 [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]


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