What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in an educational institution’s programs or activities, including employment, academic, educational, extracurricular, and athletic activities (both on and off-campus).
The protections of Title IX extend to sexual assault and misconduct that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities. It applies to all members of the campus community, including students, District employees, individuals doing business with the campus, those using campus facilities, and those who engage in volunteer activities.
What Are My Rights Under Title IX?
You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable within the District:
For more information on your rights under Title IX please visit the following websites:
Filing Complaints with the District
The District has the responsibility to investigate and respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows, or reasonably should know, about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. For information on the discrimination complaint process, how to file a complaint with the District, and for the contact information for the District Title IX Officer, please click here.
Filing Complaints with External Governmental Agencies
Individuals may also file a complaint with external governmental agencies. Complainants are not required to use the District complaint process. Complaints may also be filed with:
United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
San Francisco Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, 50 United Nations Plaza, Mail Box 1200, Room 1545, San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
OCR Complaint Forms
Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where You Go to School
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(Discrimination complaints related to employment)
555 West Beech Street, Suite 504, San Diego, CA 92101
ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
(Includes discrimination complaints related to employment, housing, business establishments, and hate violence)
320 West 4th Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles CA, 90013
For information or to file a complaint call the Communication Center at 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or California’s Relay Service at 711
Statute of Limitations for Title IX Complaints
Complaints filed through the District’s complaint procedures alleging discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) pursuant to Title IX must be filed within the timelines specified in The District’s Unlawful Discrimination Administrative Procedures AP–3410, which states:
External Governmental Agencies such as EEOC, DFEH, OCR, and state and federal courts have their own statute of limitations. If you wish to file an external complaint, be sure to check with the governmental agency for their statute of limitations.