A federal law prohibiting 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). Title IX states that:
"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..."
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.
For more information about Title IX, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Campus SaVE Act
VAWA means the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. VAWA amended the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act, commonly called the Clery Act, under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act) provision.
VAWA/Campus SaVE Act clarifies that "sexual violence" includes domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, which must be included in campus Clery reports, and also requires that institutional policies address and prevent sexual violence through training, education, and certain discipline procedures.
The California Equity in Higher Education Act prohibits discrimination based on any protected status, including gender or sex, in all postsecondary institutions in the state.
California Education Code § 67385.7 et seq. requires the CSU to provide educational and preventive information about sexual violence to students.
The California Campus Blueprint to Address Sexual Assault provides guidance on steps that can be taken to improve individual campus responses to sexual assault.
Executive Order 1058
The California State University (CSU) prohibits Sex Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. Below are links to the applicable CSU Executive Orders:
Executive Order 1095
Executive Order 1096
Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties Executive Order 1096 Revised October 5, 2016
Executive Order 1097
Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students Executive Order 1097 Revised October 5, 2016
Executive Order 1098
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating and sustaining an educational and working environment free of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The safety and well-being of our campus community is a priority for the University.