Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 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 harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking also fall under the purview of Title IX. The 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX is on June 23, 2022.

Reporting Incidents that fall under Title IX

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 inform the Office of Equity and Inclusion by filling out the online form or calling (310) 243-3492.

CSU Policies and Procedures Prohibiting Conduct Falling Under Title IX

CSUDH prohibits sex-based and gender-based discrimination and harassment, including domestic violence and sexual assault. When an incident is reported, CSUDH adheres to the processes outlined in our systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking & Retaliation. Information about the rights and options afforded to survivors, victims, reporting parties and responding parties are outlined in these policies and below. 

Additional Useful Information

Notice of Non-Discrimination 2021-22 [PDF]
Rights and Options for Victims 2021-22 [PDF]
Myths and Facts 2021-22 [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]

Title IX Annual Reports as required by the CSU Chancellor's Office

In response to feedback from Cozen O’Connor following their assessment  of the CSU’s Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) programs and from the California State Auditor following their audit of the CSU’s system to assess the CSU’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against employees at the Office of the Chancellor (Chancellor’s Office), California State University, Fresno, San José State University, and Sonoma State University the CSU Chancellor’s Office is refining the categories of Title IX data it gathers to ensure the accuracy of campus Title IX Annual Reports and to facilitate more precise analysis and identification of patterns and trends. While the CO works to update the data queries, CSU campuses will defer issuing Title IX Annual Reports until the Chancellor’s Office finalizes new guidance for data collection and reporting.

During this time, all CSU campuses will continue to issue the Annual Security Report, accessible for California State University, Dominguez Hills at http://ibp.vrwebtasarim.net/equity/title-ix/, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act).  This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning Clery Act defined crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the CSU, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report includes, but is not limited to, reported incidents of sexual assault (including rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape), domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  Please note that the data in the Annual Security Report differs from the data that has historically been reported in a campus’s Title IX Annual Report due to the specific definitional and geographical parameters required for Clery statistics."

CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2021 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2020 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2019 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2018 [PDF]
CSUDH Title IX Annual Report 2017 [PDF]

Training for Title IX Investigators

The Office of Equity and Inclusion's investigation team receives annual Title IX training from the CSU Chancellor's Office. Trainings are available at calstate.edu/titleix.

Additional training was provided through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), available at atixa.org/training-certification.

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