Office of Equity and Compliance

DHR Laws and Policies

Federal Law

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sex in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus).  This includes employment, academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities. Title IX protects all people regardless of their sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking. 

Additionally, Title IX prohibits retaliation against those that file a complaint or participate in the filing of a complaint of sex discrimination.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 503, 504, 508 ensures that an individual's disability alone cannot solely exclude them from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

State Law

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.

The Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers of five or more employees to discriminate against job applicants and employees because of a protected category, or retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights under the law. Additionally prohibits harassment based on a protected category against an employee, an applicant, an unpaid intern or volunteer, or a contractor, in all workplaces regardless of size. 

California Government Code § 12940 prohibits employers from refusing to hire or employ a person, or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment,  because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.

CSU Systemwide Policies

Executive Order 1095

Systemwide Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking Policy | Executive Order 1095 | Revised June 23, 2015

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 March 29, 2019

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 March 29, 2019

Executive Order 1098

Student Conduct Procedures | Executive Order 1098| Revised March 29, 2019 

Executive Order 1111

The California University Board of Trustees Policy on Disability Support and Accommodations | Executive Order 1111 | Revised March 23, 2018