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Title IX Information

What is Title IX?

Enacted in 1972, Title IX is a Federal civil-rights law that protects everyone from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. Although Title IX has improved educational access for millions of students, sexual harassment continues to be a widespread problem. In May of 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) updated its guidelines for how schools must respond to sexual-harassment claims. The guidelines, which are effective August 14, 2020, apply to all types of sexual harassment, including student against student, student against school employee, school employee against school employee, and school employee against student. One of the new guidelines most important changes is that all employees, without delay, must report possible acts of sexual harassment to a Title IX coordinator. This course will: define sexual harassment; explain schools’ obligations with regards to sexual-harassment claims under Title IX; and outline Title IX investigative procedures.
Click here to view the course: "Title IX: Protecting Students and School Employees from Sexual Harassment"
Click here to view the course: "Title IX: Additional Information for Title IX Personnel"
Click here to view the course: "Title IX: How to Investigate and Adjudicate Formal Complaints"
Click here to view the course: "Title IX: Informal Resolution Process"

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