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Title IX Information

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male, female and non-binary students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly.
It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 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.”

Your Rights Under Title IX

  • Fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex

  • Provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics

  • Inquire the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school

  • Apply for athletic scholarships

  • Receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following: 

    • Equipment and supplies  

    • Scheduling of games and practices

    • Transportation and daily allowances  

    • Access to tutoring  

    • Coaching 

    • Locker rooms

    • Practice and competitive facilities

    • Medical and training facilities and services  

    • Publicity

  • Access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws

  • Contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws

  • File a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex

  • Pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against

  • Protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint

Title IX Coordinator