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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Implementing Regulations at: 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106
Title IX was enacted in 1972 as a code of federal regulation. It is enforced by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Education. The University of California Systemwide Title IX office constructs policy in compliance of state and federal law uniformly across the UC system. Title IX prohibitive conduct as outlined in the SVSH Policy include: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking, Gender discrimination, Gender identity discrimination, Gender Expression discrimination, Sexual Orientation discrimination, Pregnancy discrimination, Retaliation, Indecent Exposure, Statutory rape, Invasion of Sexual Privacy, and Failure to Comply with an Order.
Title IX is a neutral office. Where investigations are launched, both parties have equal rights throughout the investigative process. Both parties are permitted one advisor and one support person. Both parties are Noticed of the investigation, rationale, any available hearing or appeal rights and procedures, how to obtain a copy of the investigation report, the final determination, and any sanction imposed
Retaliation: The SVSH Policy prohibits retaliation against any person based on their participation in the investigation, reporting, remedial, or disciplinary processes. Retaliation includes adverse actions such as threats, intimidation, harassment, and coercion. The prohibition protects all participants in the investigation process (including witnesses). Retaliation will be treated as a separate violation under the SVSH Policy, and any student or employee who engages in retaliation may be subject to discipline.